Delta Airlines Refuses to Believe Black Woman is a Doctor in Midst of Medical Crisis. Believes White Man.

In her own words: I’m sure many of my fellow young, corporate America working women of color can all understand my frustration when I say I’m sick of being disrespected.

Was on Delta flight DL945 and someone 2 rows in front of me was screaming for help. Her husband was unresponsive. I naturally jumped into Doctor mode as no one else was getting up. Unbuckle my seatbelt and throw my tray table up and as I’m about to stand up, flight attendant says “everyone stay calm, it’s just a night terror, he is alright”. I continue to watch the scene closely.

A couple mins later he is unresponsive again and the flight attendant yells “call overhead for a physician on board”. I raised my hand to grab her attention. She said to me “oh no sweetie put ur hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don’t have time to talk to you” I tried to inform her that I was a physician but I was continually cut off by condescending remarks.

Then overhead they paged “any physician on board please press your button”. I stare at her as I go to press my button. She said “oh wow you’re an actual physician?” I reply yes. She said “let me see your credentials. What type of Doctor are you? Where do you work? Why were you in Detroit?” (Please remember this man is still in need of help and she is blocking my row from even standing up while
Bombarding me with questions).

I respond “OBGYN, work in Houston, in Detroit for a wedding, but believe it or not they DO HAVE doctors in Detroit. Now excuse me so I can help the man in need”. Another “seasoned” white male approaches the row and says he is a physician as well. She says to me “thanks for your help but he can help us, and he has his credentials”. (Mind you he hasn’t shown anything to her. Just showed up and fit the “description of a doctor”) I stay seated. Mind blown. Blood boiling. (Man is responding the his questions and is seemingly better now Thank God)

Then this heifer has the nerve to ask for my input on what to do next about 10 mins later. I tell her we need vitals and blood sugar. She comes back to report to me a BP of 80/50 (super low, to my non medical peeps) and they can’t find a glucometer. We continue down that pathway of medical work up, but the point is she needed my help and I continued to help despite the choice words I had saved up for her. The patient and his wife weren’t the problem, they needed help and we were mid flight.

She came and apologized to me several times and offering me skymiles. I kindly refused. This is going higher than her. I don’t want skymiles in exchange for blatant discrimination. Whether this was race, age, gender discrimination, it’s not right. She will not get away with this….and I will still get my skymiles….

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mini-rant:

im sick and tired of seeing these posts bitching about how unrealistic and “misogynistic” it was that claire dearing wore heels and ran in heels during jurassic world

YO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEMME LAY DOWN SOME SHIT FOR YOU

here’s a picture both from the movie and a movie poster of the shoes that claire wears in the film:

after consulting with some people, these heels seem to be around 2-3 inches. now when i saw the movie i was beyond thrilled that she wore her heels the entire time. i thought it kicked ass because damn that takes some real strength and balance. however after seeing people bitching about how unrealistic that was, i got pissed off. and here’s why:

i’m a woman who fucking loves high heels. in fact, i wear them almost every day. without my heels, i stand at 5'2". when i put on my everyday heels, i stand at 5′7″, adding 5 inches to my height. now i dunno how long claire has been wearing heels (we don’t get enough insight to her character to know, nor is it really important) but i’ve been wearing heels for about 5 years now (my heels have always ranged from 4 to 5 inches tall). i have walked and yes, i have even ran on gravel, mulch, dirt, and concrete in my 4-5 inch heels. i dont fall and i dont lose balance, in fact, i run better in my heels than i do in my flats or sneakers! so why is it so unrealistic that claire, a woman who has probably worn heels longer than i, ran in heels 2 inches shorter???? ive also seen people say that they would’ve fallen off or get stuck in the mud when they were in the mud/jungle area. whelp, here’s another fun fact for ya folks: when wearing a heel that PROPERLY fits your foot, it’s really difficult for them to pulled off/stuck in mud (and this is coming from a girl who had to walk across a muddy golf course in stilettos to get to her prom)! the heels would get all muddy and scuffed and you’d definitely sink into the mud but that’s it.

in short RUNNING IN HIGH HEELS ISN’T UNREALISTIC YES PLEASE KNOW THIS I WILL EVEN POST A VIDEO OF ME RUNNING IN MY 5 INCH HEELS IN THE SAME TERRAIN TO PROVE THIS TO YALL

mini-rant done 

The signs as Jurassic World’s Dinosaurs

Indominous Rex ( Awesome one ): Sagittarius & Leo

Tyrannosaurus Rex ( Flare chasing one ): Aries & Taurus

Velociraptor ( Chris Pratt loving one ): Gemini & Capricorn

Pteranodon ( Flying one ): Aquarius & Pisces

Ankylosaurus ( Indominous fighting one ): Virgo & Scorpio

Mosasaurus ( Big water one ): Cancer & Libra