http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ass&action=1&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_HLNWU00L1_UNEWS DETROIT (AP) It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. In the latest example, a white man with a swastika tattoo insisted that black nurses not be allowed to touch his newborn. That led several black nurses to sue the Michigan hospital, claiming it bowed to his illegal demands, and a rapid settlement in one of their lawsuits. The Michigan cases are among several lawsuits filed in recent years that highlight this seldom-discussed issue, which quietly persists almost 60 years after the start of the civil rights movement. The American Medical Association's ethics code bars doctors from refusing to treat people based on race, gender and other criteria, but there are no specific policies for handling race-based requests from patients........... Much more at link......I was shocked, didn't know this happened in the 21st century!