He Bled Out As Doctors Intentionally Ignored His Critical Condition

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L. Graciella Maiolatesi
November 23, 2022

Maceo Snipes voted in Georgia’s 1946 primary elections. He was the first Black man in his county to EVER do so. 

Enraged, the KKK went to Snipes’ house and shot him, but he was still alive when his mother found him.

Wounded, Snipes and his mother walked 3 miles to the home of Snipes’ white boss, but he refused to help. 

Desperate, the pair continued on to Snipes’ sister's home. From there his nephews drove him to the hospital, and things got much worse.

Snipes waited in a cramped room while his life slipped away.

Six hours later, the doctor examined Snipes. Unbelievably, he refused him medical care. Why in the world would he do this?

Snipes needed a blood transfusion but the hospital didn’t have any “Black blood.”

Snipes to bled to death, slowly over two long days.

We know Snipes could’ve lived had he received proper care, and we know medical racism still exists. A 2016 study showed 73% of white medical students believed at least one myth about Black patients’ biologies. Think: how many of these students became doctors?

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