#WeDoExist: Flight Crew Refused To Believe This Black Woman Is A Doctor During An Emergency

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Tamika K. Cross, MD/Photo: LinkedIn

What does a doctor look like when they’re not in their signature white coat? According to personnel on a recent Delta flight, not like Dr. Tamika K. Cross. Dr. Cross, a Black woman, was denied the opportunity to help save a passenger’s life on Delta flight DL945 after a flight attendant refused to believe that Cross was, in fact, a real doctor.

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“I’m sure many of my fellow young, corporate America working women of color can all understand my frustration when I say I’m sick of being disrespected,” Dr. Cross began a lengthy Facebook message detailing the horrific experience. Unfortunately, her experience is all too common for us.