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Even in the Fire Department Racism and Negative Discrimination occurs. Listen to this AZ woman’s story

 

It’s sad that even after all the revelation of last year things like this still happen. It goes to show that while social media has a wide reach, not everyone has gotten the message that not treating all people with respect is unacceptable.

 

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1 hour ago, daniellegfny said:

It’s sad that even after all the revelation of last year things like this still happen. It goes to show that while social media has a wide reach, not everyone has gotten the message that not treating all people with respect is unacceptable.

Unfortunately, racism is taught very early to the folks who practice it. Social media is another conduit for spreading it.

 

This is just another example of how deep and pervasive racism is embedded in our society.

 

No amount of credentials,  money, fame,  etc. absolves a black person from the color of their skin. 😎

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Everything is not about racism.  

 

When you have a fever, you are supposed to take

ibuprofen or aspirin.  

 

Fever alone should not be a 911 call.  

 

If she had something else going on and the doctor

was sending her home, it was probably so that she 

did not catch COVID while being in the hospital.

 

Or if they know they can’t do anything for you and

you just need to be on bedrest, you can do that 

at home.

 

Ambulances routinely transport you to the nearest

facility if you need to be hospitalized.  

 

It is EMT’s job to assess you and decide whether

to transport you, sometimes they will call and ask

a doctor about the situation as well.

 

Why she thought being an author would garner 

special treatment makes no sense, anybody can 

write a book these days.  Trying to throw your 

weight around by saying things like, “I am Mzuri 

and I have seventy-five puzzle books on am*zon,”

sounds foolish.

 

That is not how they decide whether you need

to be hospitalized.

 

I disagree with this lady’s claims that she was

being discriminated against.  

 

I think she is being unreasonable.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Mzuri said:

Everything is not about racism.  

 

I disagree with this lady’s claims that she wasbeing discriminated against.  

 

I think she is being unreasonable.  

@Mzuri, you're right.

 

As I watched the video, I did consider that she could have been cuckoo for coco puffs.🤪

 

There aren't too many folks willing to make a video without their dentures and while having diarrhea too. She had a lot going on besides running her mouth.😁

 

However, a white woman would not have been interrogated the same way *if* she had a fever of 101 or higher leading to sepsis and a 9 day hospital stay. 

 

I've seen paramedics transport folks to the hospital without too many questions for less severe issues. 😎

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1 hour ago, ProfD said:

However, a white woman would not have been interrogated the same way *if* she had a fever of 101 or higher leading to sepsis and a 9 day hospital stay. 

That @Mzuriis the essence of the difference in treatment. They treated her like a drug addict and with a greater level of skepticism than if she had been White. I saw a video about a black dr who died because they didn’t take the woman at her word.

 

Everything isn’t about race, however being open to the possibility that it is merits follow. @ProfDI think the fact that she wasn’t trying to make her video a hollywood production lends to the credibility. 
 

I would think a talk with some AZ Civil Rights Groups would be in order.

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26 minutes ago, daniellegfny said:

Everything isn’t about race, however being open to the possibility that it is merits follow. @ProfDI think the fact that she wasn’t trying to make her video a hollywood production lends to the credibility. 
 

I would think a talk with some AZ Civil Rights Groups would be in order.

Right.  Because we do know these issues are still happening around the country, we have to give them merit in order to bring equality and justice to all. 

 

The humorous side of me still sees some parts of this being incorporated into a comedic skit or movie. 😀😎

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On 11/9/2021 at 9:01 AM, ProfD said:

 

However, a white woman would not have been interrogated the same way *if* she had a fever of 101 or higher leading to sepsis and a 9 day hospital stay. 

 

 

On 11/9/2021 at 10:27 AM, daniellegfny said:

 

That @Mzuri is the essence of the difference in treatment. They treated her like a drug addict and with a greater level of skepticism than if she had been White. I saw a video about a black dr who died because they didn’t take the woman at her word.

 

 

 

 

@ProfD and @daniellegfny

 

As Black people, we expect to be discriminated against anyway.  But honestly,

EMTs are there to assess whether you need to be hospitalized.  If everybody

that had a temperature dialed 911 demanding a transport, the hospitals would

be filled with fever patients.  If she said she had chest pains or some other

serious ailment, she wouldn't have been questioned so much.  As to the sepsis,

she probably contracted that while she was in the hospital.

 

I know that the multiple times I called an ambulance for my husband, he was 

either about to have a stroke or having a heart attack, or he had some other

life-threatening episode going on.  He was always taken to the hospital, and

paramedics asked us standard and routine questions to determine what the

matter was.  I never got the impression that we were treated differently

because we are Black.  If we were, I didn't notice it.

 

As to this lady's complaints about which hospital she was going to, homeless 

people and drug addicts are entitled to the same standard of medical treatment

as everybody else.  She demanded world-class medical care for herself, while

putting down other people she didn't deem as good enough.  Being homeless

doesn't make you worthless.

 

The hospital she didn't want to be taken to, where the uninsured are served,

might be one of the best hospitals in the area.  That's the way it is in my city.

 

I agree with @daniellegfny, if she felt she was discriminated against, she 

needs to tell it to a lawyer, not be complaining about it in a YouTube video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, daniellegfny said:

It’s a cry for help. Maybe someone with more resources and expertise can offer assistance. Finding legal help is still challenging. I sell life events legal plans and still find it difficult.

 

 

@daniellegfny

 

 

Finding legal help is not challenging.  You can find 

a lawyer by doing a google search for your area. 

 

Then you contact their office to schedule an initial 

consultation and sometimes they will talk to you 

over the phone right then.  

 

I know this from personal experience.  

 

I have had the same lawyer since the 80s when 

some fool crashed into my car and injured me.

 

Since then I’ve been involved with four additional

lawsuits including one where I was food poisoned 

from eating at a restaurant and getting so sick

that I had to be hospitalized.

 

I could write a book on personal injuries, winning

lawsuits, and collecting checks from insurance

companies.

 

If you have a personal injury case, lawyers usually

work on a contingency basis, which means you do 

not pay them any fees, they take a percentage of

your settlement at the end.  

 

Therefore, they will not take your case if they don’t

think that you will win, because they would just be

wasting their time.

 

The problem with this lady is that she does not have 

a case for the reasons I already stated.

 

She might have a malpractice suit if she can prove she

caught that sepsis in the hospital, but her other claims

are frivolous.    

 

She could file a claim about her lost dentures, and she

can probably do that without a lawyer.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, daniellegfny said:

 

We are talking about cost and the desire of the attorney to take the case. I have had experience to the contrary.

 

 

 

Yes, you mentioned that you had a problem hiring 

an attorney, even though you had LegalShield or

something similar.

 

I feel your pain.  

 

Keep trying.  

 

 

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