You’re the doctor?! Not a nurse?!!

Nima Scott,
Madison, WI.

I’m a Black, dreadlocked woman who works in a psychiatric facility. My first week on my unit a Black patient incredulously yelled that he had NEVER seen a Black doctor in the hospital in all of the years that he lived there. Apparently, neither had my peers whose sole framework for a Black professional woman is that of a nurse. I’ve had to interrupt staff from sanctioning black patients with time-outs, losses of privilege, and at worst, seclusion for erupting in anger when white patients call them “n*****”! It appears that the expectation is that the recipient maintains his equanimity. Staff seems impervious to my reasoning that psychotic or not, calling someone “n*****” is not going to elicit understanding for the perpetrator’s struggles, but rage. It enrages me! But then again, that could just be my lack of professionalism. I am Black, after all.

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17 Responses to "You’re the doctor?! Not a nurse?!!"
  1. Helenofreims says:

    Something wrong apparently co-workers limited interest medical profession dismal prior civil rights USA. Blacks once held medical prestige failure to retain
    independence due legislature and insurance firms cause. Demise Black hospitals many once reverted medical schools. Presently apathy Black society profiling those insular just ignore this don’t have interact not your fault. Do you care African doctors top in France disparage cause lack societies providing training seek not. Allow this ignorance deter you bright minds Black heritage forget another fool. Where disrespect entrenched going dispute authority workforce going speak belittling Blacks enslaved mentality. Resolution to solution address this have employee fired why so many Black doctors fail gain residency USA incurred racism. Aware majority African medical students and physicians enrolled in colleges France,Italy,Sweden,Poland and Denmark African opposite USA Indians and Asians. Jay Z and Puffy Daddy fund scholarships for medical students Zionist whom run Hollywood donate all the time. Paradox lack of investments and governmental responsibility African nations shall change write UNESCO,WHO,Global Health Council,EURPHA,SNITEM,EATES,WSMI,CSMF,SFMG,EFNS,SFSP,MGFrance,LEEH,FNMR,FHP,FEHAP,EDCTP,EFMA and EURORDIS organizations combating disease in African nations whom establishing the clinical research not only medical. Societies need sufficient training new regulations when encounter bigotry in USA look beyond this. Don’t get irate when color lines define always racist how can you do anything. Did expect medical profession to change women still considered secondary due sexism USA! Majority physicians education not going to USA nor UK France,Benelux,Nordic regions,Russia,Iran,Thailand,Taiwan,Greece,Italy and Spain many retain residency these nations! Before say others do have assurance of yourself rise beyond ignorance your Asian co-workers don’t give a damn! Envy how can Blacks achieve careers only stereotypes perpetuated by greed chosen councils of racism. Don’t allow them to control you Whites those supporting nationalism brand management deterred on foreign interest essences whom. Controlling joint research American medical industries chosen nations preference Asia! If you decide enroll studies of research EU become member of Paris Society of Medicine and WMA you’ll read say didn’t imply unpatriotic wasn’t my intent. Sharing need illustrate world order is changing refuse to allow the American monopolies to dominant medical field.. Capital of commodities aware organizations listed assisting African nations health facilities and polices when attend forums shall not incur profiling. Your specialist your field of knowledge

    • DuckTales89 says:

      I have read several of your comments now and have to say that the message you are trying to convey is overshadowed by your appalling grammar. I suggest that you take some time to learn about prepositions, conjunctions, and determiners in the English language. It would really help you get your point across!

      • Helenofreims says:

        Was this compliment or something: no relevancy to my success! Critical rendering, of “Want to Be Author or Publisher” jam it up your anus moron! Typical when attempt clarify; for hope among those segregated always “Troller” trying dissuade people find a life your comment is slander; apparently your reading my nonsense! Knowledge’ provides answers not “intimidation” of Anglophile racism; not incline comprehend the logic since only limited interest holding Blacks down always belittling attempting make success asshole! Political correct criticism up yours? Don’t have knowledge foreign organizations whom assist “Blacks” we unclothe response your; a joke attempting to become proof reader!

        • DuckTales89 says:

          You’re obviously not a native English speaker and I was giving you a suggestion on how to better your understanding of the English language. From what I have read of your posts, it appears that you have strong opinions that you’d like to communicate, but it’s impossible to understand your comments when they’re written in jibberish. Seriously, take some time to learn about prepositions, conjunctions, and determiners. It will make a world of difference for you!

          • Helenofreims says:

            Obviously, your a fool showing your agitation when information is benefit society especially Blacks sudden irate debate. Correcting the spectrum of segregation why so many Blacks have excelled abroad given a chance. Go find something your comments have strengthen me! Merci

          • DuckTales89 says:

            I’m actually not agitated. I find it interesting to see how other countries have taught their students how to speak/write in English. Reading your posts is kind of like figuring out a riddle; it’s somewhat fascinating.

            Again, this was never about skin color. If I were you, I would consider finding a new English tutor who can help you construct more fluid sentences. Good luck!

          • DuckTales89 says:

            I’m actually not agitated. I find it interesting to see how other countries have taught their students how to speak/write in English. Reading your posts is kind of like figuring out a riddle; it’s somewhat fascinating.

            Again, this was never about skin color. If I were you, I would consider finding a new English tutor who can help you construct more fluid sentences. Good luck!

          • Helenofreims says:

            Obviously, your a fool showing your agitation when information is benefit society especially Blacks sudden irate debate. Correcting the spectrum of segregation why so many Blacks have excelled abroad given a chance. Go find something your comments have strengthen me! Merci

        • DuckTales89 says:

          Oh buddy, you just made that comment 10 times worse when you edited it. I’m sure you’re very intelligent in your own tongue, but your English language skills are an entirely different story.

          Prepositions, conjunctions, and determiners…

          • Helenofreims says:

            Wow! So elated your the “author”: whom failed make to book listing! Ha ha ha I’m so happy your reading my “jargon” moron: insult and waste of my time I can’t engage any further you lost “troll”! Never purchase your grammar books facts accurate “racism” from the intimidated!

          • DuckTales89 says:

            My comments had nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with the way you construct your sentences.

          • DuckTales89 says:

            My comments had nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with the way you construct your sentences.

          • Helenofreims says:

            Wow! So elated your the “author”: whom failed make to book listing! Ha ha ha I’m so happy your reading my “jargon” moron: insult and waste of my time I can’t engage any further you lost “troll”! Never purchase your grammar books facts accurate “racism” from the intimidated!

        • DuckTales89 says:

          Oh buddy, you just made that comment 10 times worse when you edited it. I’m sure you’re very intelligent in your own tongue, but your English language skills are an entirely different story.

          Prepositions, conjunctions, and determiners…

      • Helenofreims says:

        Was this compliment or something: no relevancy to my success! Critical rendering, of “Want to Be Author or Publisher” jam it up your anus moron! Typical when attempt clarify; for hope among those segregated always “Troller” trying dissuade people find a life your comment is slander; apparently your reading my nonsense! Knowledge’ provides answers not “intimidation” of Anglophile racism; not incline comprehend the logic since only limited interest holding Blacks down always belittling attempting make success asshole! Political correct criticism up yours? Don’t have knowledge foreign organizations whom assist “Blacks” we unclothe response your; a joke attempting to become proof reader!

    • DuckTales89 says:

      I have read several of your comments now and have to say that the message you are trying to convey is overshadowed by your appalling grammar. I suggest that you take some time to learn about prepositions, conjunctions, and determiners in the English language. It would really help you get your point across!

  2. Helenofreims says:

    Further more your going endure slighted mentality as others when travel to EU notice ratio of African heritage. Succeed in liberal EU whom detest business concepts of micro controlled USA whom India and Asian leaders reverted why?
    Making established profits economic sector instill hostile arrogance towards Blacks medical field whom filed racial. Law suits many top employers question why is lingering when speak gender whom. Detest Blacks medical studies USA well corporation,educators and hierarchism don’t allow them to break you! Credentials whom getting ahead selected residency gender Asian females Indian doctors whom refuse work in rural America! They see feel the racism so learn demographics of bigotry you’ll appreciate your vocation. Bring attention top medical colleges non English curriculum whom allowing African nationals chance to obtain degrees reverse. This would African nations help EU now understand the paradox Blacks USA achieve medical science. Nursing and doctors training what happen K-12 deteriorated Hip hop what ever well. These schools ratio of Blacks and Africans achieve excellency in grades never mention racism from USA don’t care about there expectations! From Italia Universities of Bologna,Florence,Milan,Pisa,Messina,Modena,Roma and Turin. Many Black Americans denied medical education 1870’s -1940’s enrolled in
    EU schools many never returned. France,Sweden,Italy,Belgium,Holland and
    Norway offer chance to achieve success! France a leader in medical studies
    number 1 in research Universities of Rennes 1,Paris Nord,Montepellier,Nates,
    Reims,Paris Sud,Lyon,Denis Diderot and Lille. Understand this when applying you must have degree in medical studies USA to be permitted to study. Apply for work visa in France and Italy presently it’s difficult ways around ministers of
    immigration recommend seek employment companies. Allow diversity not only works seems absurd you haven’t experience patient afraid of Blacks only certain color perform medical treatment what ever. 30% USA on call doctors are Asian have inferior attitudes on disputing critical remarks of patient care! You
    decide gave you resolutions Africans not consider indifferent in EU only USA!

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