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Black Houston doctor: Delta flight attendant didn't believe I was a doctor

Houston Chronicle logo Houston Chronicle 14/10/2016 Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle
Tamika Cross is a doctor in Houston and she alleges that a Delta flight attendant did not believe her when she said she was a doctor in order to help an unresponsive man during a flight. © Tamika Cross / Facebook Tamika Cross is a doctor in Houston and she alleges that a Delta flight attendant did not believe her when she said she was a doctor in order to help an unresponsive man during a flight.

Tamika Cross is a black doctor in Houston, but as she was flying back home from Detroit, she alleges that a Delta flight attendant was discriminating against her because of her race.

Cross took to Facebook to express her frustrations with how she was treated by the Delta crew member.

"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," Cross begins her Facebook post

She continues to explain the situation saying that the flight attendant allegedly gave her a slew of questions to validate her credibility as a doctor, only to go with a "seasoned white male" who said he was a doctor.

"She says to me 'thanks for your help but he can help us, and he has his credentials.' (Mind you, he hasn't shown anything to her. Just showed up and fit the 'description of a doctor')," Cross writes in her post that has gone viral with over 27,000 shares since Sunday.

The full post can be read below.

After reaching out to Cross' family, her mother says that she isn't going to be taking any interviews at this time.

Tamika Cross is a doctor in Houston and she alleges that a Delta flight attendant did not believe her when she said she was a doctor in order to help an unresponsive man during a flight. © Tamika Cross / Facebook Tamika Cross is a doctor in Houston and she alleges that a Delta flight attendant did not believe her when she said she was a doctor in order to help an unresponsive man during a flight.

"Discrimination of any kind is never acceptable,"  said Catherine Sirna, Spokesperson for Delta Air Lines. "We've been in contact with Dr. Cross and one of our senior leaders is reaching out to assure her that we're completing a full investigation."

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