Wow. It would be really nice if you could read before you call names.
I NEVER said every minority claims racism when they don't get their way. I never even said a single one has. I did, however, say that just because a minority doesn't get his or her way, does not mean racism is at play.
But let me ask what is the big picture here? I agree with the OP that racial discrimination is alive and well in nursing. But is the point just to have a pity party? Because, my point in asking us to think critically about claims of racial discrimination is not to deny them but to suggest that, if we want anything to change, we are going to have to do more than make claims.
Can you honestly tell me someone who is skeptical about racial discrimination would believe the OPs account is an example of such? Of course they won't. If we want our claims taken seriously (and apparently that's a big IF because most posters on here seem to just want to express pity) then they need to be credible and reported to the agency that has a responsibility to take action. If someone experiences racial discrimination in the workplace, odds are it is not limited to just one person. My reporting allegations, incidences can be formally documented, claims can be investigated, and patterns can be established. All of this will go much further in weeding out discrimination than a long list of sympathy notes.
That was my only constructive criticism of the article. It suggest individuals can pursue civil litigation but never advises involving the EEOC. And the example in the article is easy to dismiss by those skeptical that racial discrimination exists. Look, you can attack me personally because you think it is insensitive or unfair for the burden to be on the person who experienced discrimination. But guess what? It is. And if we want anything to change we can't shirk that reality. However, the consensus on here seems to be that we just want to comment on situations we feel we discriminatory. Great, that's totally fine. I'd call that preaching to the choir but choirs need preaching to. My argument is that to get anything to change we have to involve people who are not going to believe a claim of racial discrimination just because.
The OP wrote an informative article which is fine is that's the goal. She informed us that racial discrimination exists and told her story. Nothing wrong with that. BUT, to change anything we need a persuasive article that can inspire meaningful action. Maybe the OP doesn't want to do that. That's fine. But I was taking the opportunity to move the conversation into a discussion on what can we do now that we know racial discrimination exists in nursing.
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