Some patients won't see nurses of different race - Article Photos 1/3

This frame grab provided by WJRT-TV shows Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. The case of a white swastika-tattooed Michigan father insisting a black nurse at the hospital not be allowed to care for his newborn child highlights one of medicine’s “open secrets” _ allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. The nurse is noiw suing the hospital, claiming it bowed to his illegal demands. (AP Photo/Courtesy WJRT-TV) MANDATORY CREDIT: WJRT