American Medical Association sends letter calling on Delta Airlines to eliminate racial bias

The American Medical Association has sent a letter to Delta Air Lines calling on the airline to “reaffirm its commitment to eliminating bias at all levels of the company,” after an incident in which an African-American doctor’s credentials were questioned when she came to the aid of a passenger.

The letter, sent last week, came after an incident earlier this month when Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford
, a leading obesity specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, assisted a passenger on a Boston-bound flight.

“Again we ask that Delta use this latest incident as a teachable moment for its personnel, including those working as connection partners on Delta flights, to remind them of the harm posed by implicit bias — that is, attitudes or stereotypes that can…

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