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Nurse Who Posted A Racist Tweet No Longer At Hospital

Nurse Who Posted A Racist Tweet No Longer At Hospital

Station WXIN has identified the nurse as being Indiana University Health employee Taiyesha Baker, reports the Daily Mail.

The social media post, which was shared by a woman who went by the name Night Nurse, said white women raise sons that are a "detriment to society".

Taiyesha Baker had been employed at IU Health when she wrote that 'Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to wolves at birth'.

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After the tweet was posted, IU Health sent a statement Friday night saying it was investigating the issue.

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An Indiana nurse has lost her job following backlash over a tweet suggesting white boys are raised to be "rapists" and "killers" and should be sacrificed to the wolves. Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed that Baker is an employee at Indiana University Health and that Baker would not be able to work with patients during the course of the investigation.

A Twitter account bearing the same handle as the one purportedly used by Baker has deleted historical tweets, but four remain.

IN officials said that they were investigating this nurse for several racist posts on her social media account this weekend, and identified that her name was Taiyesha Baker. That employee does not and has not worked for Riley Children's Hospital.

Yesterday (November 26) a spokesperson said: "A recently hired IU Health employee tied to troubling posts on social media this weekend is no longer an employee of IU Health". Public records show Baker was issued a nursing license on October 30 and her license will not expire until Oct.31, 2019.