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bluesky has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ER.

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This is getting quite ugly. I think (correct me if I'm wrong, Sharon) what she meant is... Teshiee's life experience (and parents) have taught her that for her this is the most racist country in the world. Now if you simply disagree with this point, why not just say, my life experience and teachings have been different instead of some kind of aggressive onslaught ( like the love it or leave it guy) which in the end is merely an effort to SHUT HER DOWN- to silence her from commenting on a subject that everyone feels a mixed range of emotions over. The overly aggressive effort to shut her down is yet another example of the very thing we're talking about...

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Originally posted by Shezam!

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Where I used to work, African-Americans called the shots. One African-American nurse refused to take a patient who had herpes, simply because she didn't want to take care of him, and she loudly announced that she wouldn't take that patient.

 

When she was informed that she would have to take him, she said she was leaving.

She went down to the Nursing office, told them she was "sick," clocked out and went home.

 

The Clinical Leader on the floor went to the Unit Mgr. about this, but was told "Well we can't PROVE that she wasn't sick...", already anticipating a LAWSUIT or something!

 

There was an African-American LPN who worked there and she wouldn't do anything, even take a blanket to a patient.....but did she ever get reprimanded? Not that I know of. She was loud and abusive, but got away with murder. She knew she didn't have to worry. [/b]

Glad you are not working there. There is a big problem when the so called nurse leaders = managers do not insist on quality care.

I had a nurse tell me to ask someone else to help pull up a patient in bed. This nurse was playing solitaire on the computer!

I said if I didn't get help I would have to write an incident report on why the patientwas not repositioned.

I got help.

I would not work where people of any race are allowed to refuse to care for a patient.

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I kind of take offence at the opener of this thread...your second paragraph insinuates that all Americans are racist. There are bad apples in every barrel, but that does not mean that all the barrels are spoiled. Discrimination occurs in all races/colors/creeds/body shapes ect. I am sorry that your friend had a bad experience, but please have an open mind enough to realize that there are ALSO so many good people here too!

Then again, maybe because it's Monday and just past a full moon that I am so sensitive!

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Originally posted by bluesky

This is getting quite ugly. I think (correct me if I'm wrong, Sharon) what she meant is... Teshiee's life experience (and parents) have taught her that for her this is the most racist country in the world. Now if you simply disagree with this point, why not just say, my life experience and teachings have been different instead of some kind of aggressive onslaught ( like the love it or leave it guy) which in the end is merely an effort to SHUT HER DOWN- to silence her from commenting on a subject that everyone feels a mixed range of emotions over. The overly aggressive effort to shut her down is yet another example of the very thing we're talking about...

So, it is allowable for someone to make a blanket, antagonistic statement like "America is the most racist country in the world" but not OK for someone to voice their opinion that if she doesn't like here she can leave or that when she makes that statement she is spewing garbage? Is it that freedom of speech only applies to certain people and others can keep their opinions to themselves?

Sorry, it doesn't work like that. If she wants to make public statements like that she has every right to do. Those who disagree, even vehemently, with her statement also have the right to voice their opinions. Even if their opinion is inviting her to leave or accusing her of spewing garbage. Neither of which is any more antagonist or overly aggressive than the original statement. None of the posters has violated the rules of this forum, so what is the problem? If you defend the right of one person to voice their opinion they way they want to, then you have to defend the right of others to voice their opinions in the same manner. Regardless of if you like their opinions or not, they too are entitled to voice them.

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Q. has 7 years experience and specializes in LDRP; Education.

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Sekar,

I's likes yous. ;)

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Originally posted by Sekar

So, it is allowable for someone to make a blanket, antagonistic statement like "America is the most racist country in the world" but not OK for someone to voice their opinion that if she doesn't like here she can leave or that when she makes that statement she is spewing garbage? Is it that freedom of speech only applies to certain people and others can keep their opinions to themselves?

Sorry, it doesn't work like that. If she wants to make public statements like that she has every right to do. Those who disagree, even vehemently, with her statement also have the right to voice their opinions. Even if their opinion is inviting her to leave or accusing her of spewing garbage. Neither of which is any more antagonist or overly aggressive than the original statement. None of the posters has violated the rules of this forum, so what is the problem? If you defend the right of one person to voice their opinion they way they want to, then you have to defend the right of others to voice their opinions in the same manner. Regardless of if you like their opini

 

ons or not, they too are entitled to voice them.

you got THAT right. thank you!

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caroladybelle is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

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Originally posted by Teshiee

I guess it depends on how you look at it. Racism exists and I personally think America is the most racist country in the world. I am just glad my parents didn't teach me to be so ignorant.

Why is that the word OXYMORON comes to mind?

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bluesky has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ER.

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Sekar

I never said you can't express your opinion, now did I. What I *implied* is that this type of aggressive overture ( love it or leave it) is much more intimidating and frankly the first step to group think type racism than Teshiee's original statement which was JUST HER OPINION. AND THAT IS MY OPINION, just like you have yours and I am equally entitled to it. I am NOT suggesting that you leave my neighborhood or my forum or my country JUST BECAUSE I DON'T AGREE WITH YOU.

:rolleyes:

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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Pass the Imitrex, here we go again.....

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Q. has 7 years experience and specializes in LDRP; Education.

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Originally posted by bluesky

What I *implied* is that this type of aggressive overture ( love it or leave it) is much more intimidating and frankly the first step to group think type racism than Teshiee's original statement.

Really? So alarmist and dramatic statements like "America is the most racist country in the world" are not intimidating? Do not contribute to division and group-think racism and victimization in this country?

I beg to differ.

Alarmist, histrionic statements usually beget alarmist, histrionic statements back. What Sekar was pointing out is that if you are going to cry foul at one of them, you should cry foul at all of them.

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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As long as the foul-crying goes all around, i'm all for it.

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Why is it when someone makes a comment re: race you get crap? First and far most I am entitled to my opinion. I am not a terrorist I don't join organizations that hate other people who do not look like them. And I sure azz hell don't attend schools that this country is known to name founders of hate mongers. Filipinos get snubbed like every body else that doesn't fit the mix. I honestly don't care what color, race, creed or religion you are I am not going to walk around with rose colored glasses and say everything is one giant beautiful melting pot. In the areas I have worked I had the most pleasureable experience working with filipinos, hispanics, asian, etc I feel each every one of us bring spice to the profession. My generalization of America is what I have observed in this country the hyprocisry of this nation boggles my mind sometimes I just feel America needs to check itself before pointing fingers.

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