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Doctor: Delta Discriminated, Barred Me From Sick Passenger

Cross raised her hand to get the flight attendant's attention, but her help was rejected, she said

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    An African-American doctor says she was immediately dismissed by a Delta flight attendant who asked for medical help for another passenger during in-flight emergency. KPRC's Andy Cerota reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    A black doctor has accused Delta Air Lines of discrimination after a flight attendant allegedly shooed her away from a passenger in need of medical attention and said "actual physicians" were needed, NBC News reported.

    Dr. Tamika Cross, an OBGYN resident at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, wrote in a Facebook post that she was on a flight from Detroit last week when someone two rows ahead her of starting screaming for help.

    "I naturally jumped into Doctor mode as no one else was getting up," she wrote on Sunday in the account that has been shared more than 35,000 times.

    But as she was about to stand, Cross said a flight attendant told everyone to stay calm — the man was just suffering from a night terror. Minutes later, the flight attendant yelled for a physician on board, Cross said.

    Cross raised her hand to get the flight attendant's attention, but her help was rejected, she said.