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Ex-Medical Director Sues Seattle Children’s Hospital for Alleged Racial Discrimination

The former medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at Seattle Children’s hospital filed a lawsuit against the hospital system Friday, alleging he faced racial discrimination and retaliation.

Dr. Benjamin Danielson resigned in November 2020, citing institutional racism and a number of other issues at the hospital that he said jeopardized the safety of patients and staff. The clinic primarily serves families of color and low-income families.

In his lawsuit, Danielson alleges the hospital created a hostile work environment, “including by permitting the use of racial slurs, failing to remedy known incidents of systemic racism, fostering an environment of conformity to the status quo of racial inequity, and subjecting its Black and Brown employees to a double standard of conduct.”

Read the source article at The Seattle Times

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