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Delta Airlines is finding itself in hot water yet again over racial profiling. Back in 2016, Dr. Tamika Cross was on a Delta flight when another passenger became unresponsive. Flight staff refused to allow her to help that passenger because they did not believe that she was a doctor. To address the issue, Delta worked with Dr. Cross to update their policies so similar incidents would not happen again. Clearly that update did not work.

Another doctor, also a woman of color, shared that the attendants on her flight continued to call for a physician — even though she was already helping the passenger in trouble. She had already stabilized the passenger by the time another doctor showed up. The airline didn't question his credentials or ignore him. They even credited him with helping the already stabilized passenger.

And now we have Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford. Dr. Cody Stanford was on a flight to Boston when the passenger next to her began shaking and hyperventilating. The doctor jumped into action to help immediately. While she was helping the hyperventilating passenger, a flight attendant came and asked her if she was a doctor.

Dr. Cody Stanford replied yes and continued helping the passenger.

That first attendant left and another showed up shortly thereafter. This attendant wanted Dr. Cody Stanford to prove that she was a doctor by showing her medical license. That's not something doctors are required to do according to Delta's policy, and carrying a medical license around isn't something that is mandated, but Dr. Cody Stanford just happened to have hers on her so she showed it. The second attendant left and the doctor was able to get back to helping the passenger.

At least she tried to get back to helping the passenger. As she was working with the hyperventilating woman, both attendants came back and questioned the doctor about whether the medical license she presented was actually hers. Essentially, Dr. Cody Stanford says, they accused her of carrying and presenting someone else's medical license so she could pretend to be a doctor. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford has four degrees, has won countless awards, and is both an educator and policymaker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard. She has so many letters after her name that we could play some seriously awesome scrabble. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS — it's a lot. She's not just a doctor, she's the kind of doctor that helps teach other doctors how to be doctors. Yet Delta's attendants didn't believe she was a physician even after she presented her documentation.

After some back and forth, she was finally allowed to focus on tending to the sick woman next to her, but the incident certainly left an impression, so she took to Twitter.

Delta tweeted back to say they were looking into it, and then had an executive assistant call her to tell her that the airline would follow up with her at some point. Eventually they got back to her and explained that there was no problem, the attendant had just "initially misread" the credentials and thought maybe the doctor was a therapist, so they wanted to confirm what the doctor's specialty was. Remember that, as a matter of Delta policy, Dr. Cody Stanford didn't have to show her license in the first place. She did because she happened to have it. Delta said they would "follow up with the crew to ensure policy is followed."

None of that sat well with the doctor.

People aren't surprised. History repeats itself and WOW Delta has a history.





Even Dr. Tamika Cross, who we mentioned earlier, spoke about the incident. She worked personally with Delta to change their policies a few years ago, so why was this still happening?


Delta has yet to respond.

H/T: Twitter, CNN

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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