Children's Hospital of Wisconsin fires physician over report of racist comment

Milwaukee-based Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has terminated one of its physicians after she allegedly asked a colleague if she wanted to be lynched during an employee seminar, according to a WISN 12 News report.

A hospital spokesperson would not confirm the physician's identity but told the news outlet that "the individual involved in this situation is no longer employed by Children's Hospital," adding that an internal investigation was underway.

The woman making the claim explained what happened during the employee seminar to WISN 12 News: "I didn't raise my hand because I didn't need any help. She then proceeded to say that in order for all of us to get help, we all have to raise our hand. And before I could ever raise my hand, that's when the doctor said, 'Do you want to get lynched?' And at this time I'm just, I looked over, I looked over to her, and I was just like 'Did she really just say this in a room full of people?'"

The woman reportedly revealed the former employee's identity to the Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee, but WISN 12 News was unable to confirm whether that is the employee who made the racist comment.

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