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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:04 PM

Lansing city board member quits after her racial remarks emerge

Minutes after being confronted with over four dozen racist and xenophobic social media comments she had posted, a member of the newly formed Lansing Medical Marijuana Commission resigned her position.

Mindy Jones, a nurse at McLaren Hospital, was named to the commission in December by former Mayor Virg Bernero. It is charged with reviewing appeals for medical marijuana license denials.

Officials at McLaren also announced the hospital was conducting an internal investigation into her postings to see if they violated policy.

In her Tweets, Jones referred to George Zimmerman, who shot and killed black, unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, as an “American hero,” referred to Chinese buffets as “chink buffet,” called for the sterilization and deportation of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer and referred to some women as “bratpopping whores.”

Her vitriol wasn’t limited to race. Jones called people in Saudi Arabia “#towelhead fucks,” argued that children born to undocumented immigrants should not be granted citizenship and said that immigrants should not enjoy the full privileges and rights of the First Amendment.

Read more: http://lansingcitypulse.com/article-15735-City-board-member-quits-after-her-racial-remarks-emerge.html

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TexasTowelie Jan 2018 OP
CurtEastPoint Jan 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #3
janterry Jan 2018 #4
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #6
janterry Jan 2018 #7
Kittycow Jan 2018 #8
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:07 PM

1. She is a NURSE?



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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:09 PM

3. lYes.

I wonder if she gets wonderful annual reviews for her charm, compassion and caring?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:12 PM

4. I wonder where she works (as a nurse)

She shouldn't be seeing patients (any patients).......

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Response to janterry (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:22 PM

6. McLaren Hospital.

She may be out of a job soon since they are investigating her tweets.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:34 PM

7. good

I like to think people deserve a private life - and everyone is entitled to earn a living. But I can't for the life of me imagine that her bias doesn't impact patient care. She's horrid.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:40 PM

8. I hope she's out of a job...

I don't see how the administration could trust her to give non-whites the same quality of care she gives to whites. She could be doing subtle digs such as making them wait a longer time to answer the call bell, making them wait longer for pain medicine, not providing help with morning ablutions, disrespecting family and visitors, etc.

I sure wouldn't want her to be my nurse at all now and I'm an old white lady. Everything she did would be suspect to me.

She's pathetic as a nurse and especially as a person.

ETA:. The Nurses Union is defending her purely on a free speech issue because people in all professions "say bad things". That's all they got.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:08 PM

2. Damn, she's a vile one.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:18 PM

5. Big picture: these people are emboldened to spout this shit but they are more likely to be called

out, shamed and suffer the consequences now than before.

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