The black population of Az is one of the lowest in the U.S. Can an answer come to us why that is? Many states are equal or about 20% black, with Washington, D.C. the highest with better than 60%. Az is less than 3 %. So when a black male nurse starts working in Maricopa county he would be considered a big fish in a little pond. Willie, Raheem Mangum is a well seasoned black, male nurse from Penna. who was reported by a patient for abuse, filed report several weeks after incident, which didn’t occur. Police investigation tossed the complaint out. The complaint was further advanced due to Mangums’ unresponsiveness, as he fled the state before being hung. Two years after back working in Penna. he was notified by Penna. that Az had revoked his AZ. license. He would claim the day he left Az., after he bought a house in Maricopa County and working four years, was for the specific reason of investigator Blake telling him she didn’t like black nurses. Being labeled ‘disruptive’, at a Board mtg he was escorted out by security. Disruptive for the experienced generally means being clear headed and speaking the truth. He says he wasn’t disruptive.
Nurse Mangum went home that day, packed his bags, and went home to Penna. The Penna. Bd put him on unrestricted probation, he is still working as a nurse. Scared to return to Arizona. “Its been bad enough facing racism but I also got the feeling I needed to be a closet heterosexual just to survive.” Willie says. “If I was gay as well? Tar and feathering?