October 18, 2016
These days you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover—even worse, you can’t assume something about someone based on the color of their skin.
Black Twitter was in an uproar last week when they heard about Tamika Cross, an OB-GYN on a Delta Airlines flight who offered her assistant to a passenger in need but was denied because the flight attendant found it hard to believe that an African American woman could be a doctor.
To make matters worse, another doctor of color, Dr. Ashley Denmark, mentioned that she had a similar experience on a Delta flight where her medical credentials were questioned.
These mishaps encouraged Black women in the medical field to unite (we love when this happens) to prove that they are very present in this industry with the #WhatADoctorLooksLike hashtag. Prepare to be empowered:
— Taara Sultaana (@TaaraSultaana) October 14, 2016
— Dr. SEA Initiative (@i_drsea) October 14, 2016
— Camelia Lawrence, MD (@MdCamelia) October 14, 2016
— Dr. Donna (@DonnaHamiltonMD) October 14, 2016
— Crystal Moore MD/PhD (@drcrystalamoore) October 13, 2016
— Dr Terri (@drterrimd) October 13, 2016
— Kanika PS (@Kanika_Shani) October 18, 2016
Yes, ladies! That’ll teach em’!
TELL US: What are your thoughts on the perception of African Americans by other races?