In this Tuesday photo, Cecilia Rutherford joins a group of protesters outside Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., after a nurse filed a complaint against the hospital claiming it had agreed to a man’s request that no African-American nurses care for his newborn.
The case involving a white swastika-tattooed Michigan father and a black nurse at the hospital highlights one of medicine’s “open secrets” _ allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. The nurse is now suing the hospital, claiming it bowed to his illegal demands. Associated Press
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