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Poll: Doc Diagnoses “Ghetto Booty”

And in this-man-is-watching-too-many-ratchet-reality-shows news, an actual licensed medical professional in Tennessee, who is White, diagnosed an African American woman with “ghetto booty” after she came in complaining of back pain.  This must be read, re-read, walked away from and read again to be believed.

Here’s an excerpt from the original piece making its way around the Web:

(Jackson, TN) A Mid-South woman has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health after she said the doctor she went to see for back pain gave her an insulting diagnosis.

“He said ‘I know what the problem is. It’s ghetto booty,’” said 55-year-old Terry Ragland about what she was told by Dr. Timothy Sweo in April.

“I think I blacked out after he said ghetto booty. I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that,” said Ragland.

Ragland said this was not her first time at this doctor’s office. She had been there several times before and said her experiences were good. But this is the first time she had seen Dr. Sweo.

Read the entire piece and let us know if you buy the doctor’s excuse…