Racist surgeon? - page 5

So I've been working at this hospital for over a year, in a rural part of the South, one that seems to be stuck in the 50s. The environment in this hospital isn't that bad as most of the docs,... Read More

  1. by   AllOfMyWat
    There's no question in this. Is he a good surgeon? Is he respectful towards staff? Yes, he called an attending "Buckwheat." People are entitled to be racist. I've been on the receiving end of racism. People are free to dislike me based on my race. They're not allowed to create a hostile work environment. (Frankly, I find some sanctimonious individual who believes it is their job to champion for my people or me as offensive as being called a slur.)
  2. by   fibroblast
    Quote from tech22
    So I've been working at this hospital for over a year, in a rural part of the South, one that seems to be stuck in the 50s. The environment in this hospital isn't that bad as most of the docs, nurses, etc. are from other cities and some from other countries. However, there is this one surgeon who is the most racist person here I've ever met. He casually uses slurs to describe other races. He referred to an attending as "buckwheat" repeatedly. I overheard him one day taking to the CHIEF OF SURGERY and in the course of 2 minutes used slurs to describe blacks, hispanics, asians and jews and they both laughed. I can't believe people like this still exist. His behavior seemed to be just accepted here.
    I live close to the (traditional) south and I haven't really heard racist terminology. There are racist blacks and whites here. Some of these old guys just don't know any other way and never lived a big city. I have never been treated poorly by whites, even though my skin tone is darker. In fact, they are the most loving and accepting people at my workplace. Sorry this guy is an a$%. He should be removed from his position.

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