A Facebook post written by a doctor named Tamika Cross has been shared over 30,000 times. In it she recounts the discrimination she faced while trying to assist a passenger with a medical emergency on a Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis.
Essentially she tried to assist after a person a couple of rows ahead of her had a medical emergency, but the flight attendants kept turning down her help for a variety of reasons, assuming she couldn’t possibly be a doctor. It seems clear she faced some kind of discrimination, though we don’t know if it was due to her race, age, gender, or what.
Here’s the story, in full: