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Delta change in policy after the black doctor’s help is rejected

DETROIT – Delta Air Lines says that it is no longer necessary that the medical professions show identification after a black doctor claimed an attendant on a flight from Detroit to Houston rejected her offer to help a sick passenger.

The Detroit Free Press reports http://on.freep.com/2hcTrM1 Delta announced in a statement this week that the flight attendants no longer have to verify the medical credentials when someone offers medical assistance.

Tamika Cross, said in October Facebook postings that the supervisor doubted she was actually a doctor. The accounts of the Houston-based OB-GYN based went viral and marked slights felt by many black women because of their race and gender.

The Atlanta-based airline explained in Monday’s statement that they have no statutory or regulatory provisions that require the carriers medical professional references.

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