September 15, 2014 12:15 pm -

Dr. Misee Harris, a pediatric dentist best known as the “Black Bachelorette,” was forced to resign from her dental practice after supporting slain teen Michael Brown and the Ferguson, Missouri protesters on social media.

According to Tiffany Willis at Liberal America, Dr. Harris was beloved and respected by staff and patients at the dental practice where she had been offered a partnership, until those in charge turned on her.

[su_center_ad]Harris was the sole African American at the practice.

Dr. Harris was called into a meeting and presented with screenshots from her private Facebook page. Harris had blocked colleagues from accessing her account and she was told that a doctor who is a partner at the office, and who led the meeting, had a friend spy on her Facebook page.

The images were captured and sent to the doctor who led the meeting.

Black Girl Nerds reports:


Misee was then told that some of her Facebook posts about recent racial issues in America were “unprofessional.” The biggest bone of contention to the partners was a cartoon (see graphic below) related to the recent police murders of several innocent African-Americans across the nation. The partner held up the picture and asked Misee “Do you think we (meaning Misee’s white colleagues) are all like this?”

This was the image her colleagues took issue with:

And now the dental practice consists solely of white employees. I’m pretty sure she’ll be alright, considering her Tweet below:


How dare an independent, educated black woman have an opinion. It must be a Republican thing:

Case in point: Right before the last presidential election, in 2012 Dr. Misee Harris was invited to a dinner with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her involvement on an Obama campaign team. At that time, her employer advised her not to go because, “We’re all Republicans here,” and that “President Obama was the one responsible for the financial ruin of his office.” I was expressly told at the time, “People who wanted to work for him should not be siding with Obama.”

You can read more at Liberal America.

Karoli at Crooks And Liars also has post on this. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

34 responses to Black Dentist Forced To Resign All-White Dental Practice Over Support For Michael Brown

  1. tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I like this one best: “We’re all Republicans here,” and that “President Obama was the one responsible for the financial ruin of his office.” I guess they save the best drug for themselves!

    • Carla Akins September 15th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      that’s how I understood it.

    • Gindy51 September 15th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      My dentist tried that BS with me as well, as a patient not as an employee. I told him the ACA was cracking down on fraudulent uses of federal tax dollars to support unneeded dental hardware. He said he was going to lose money so he needed to raise his prices. I countered with this”Hardly Dr. B. You are raising your prices because you are building a new dental office and helping your mom open up a Steak and Shake in B—–, IN.” That shut him up PDQ and he removed the tiny little shaming signs from his practice almost immediately.
      And he didn’t lose a dime OR raise his prices…..

      • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

        Yay for you! I hope that conversation was after he was out of drill range!

  2. Khary A September 15th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    OK I know I’m going to get crucified for my following statement….What do I have to do to have this dentist in my mouth? My dentist is a 60 year old man with shaky hands, it’s not awesome.

  3. mea_mark September 15th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    It could be she has been intimidating them with her success. It seems she is doing good outside the office in multiple ways. An example not in the article … A bunch of white republicans probably didn’t want to be showed up by a successful black, left leaning, progressive woman.

    • whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      i bet it really was a pain in their asses that they were never recognized by anyone in their party for their “successes” and here’s this beloved, educated and successful black woman being asked to a function by the President and the 1st Lady which was the last straw.

  4. Skydog2 September 15th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Was she fired?

    • mea_mark September 15th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Did you read the Title?

      • Skydog2 September 15th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

        I saw the title but was looking for details.

        • mea_mark September 15th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

          Try the link to Liberal America in the story.

  5. juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    She has a right to her own opinion. Plus, she can support who she chooses. But I wouldn’t write anything on face-book that I am not willing to support. What happened to her 1st Amendment rights? There seems to be more beyond this. Especially with the statement, “We’re all Republicans here,” “People who wanted to work for him should not be siding with Obama.” She sounds like she was doing a good job at the Dental Clinic.

    • Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      On the right, there is only one amendment that remains permanently untouchable, the 2nd, all others are to be used as needed.

      • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        That’s the abridged version of the 2nd! The one without that well regulated militia nonsense.

        • Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

          As if any of the rwnj types even know why the 2nd amendment was included in the of Bill of Rights

          • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

            To provide remedies, silly!

          • Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            In a nutshell your absolutely right

  6. BillTheCat45 September 15th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    LOL they had to have someone “spy” on her FB page. If they hadn’t let her go, if I was her I would have quit. F that stuff.

  7. krm1255 September 15th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Glad she’s out of there. I had an employee quit because I said I supported Obama. What is wrong with people?

    • Stan H September 17th, 2014 at 12:48 am

      If I had to hazard a guess, “racism”.

  8. Shades September 15th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Sounds to me like Dr. Harris is moving up in the world. Leave the old fossils in the dust.

  9. sbslabradors September 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    They had someone “spy” on her FB? What kind of racists are these? Oh, I forgot they are racists.

  10. ddconn September 15th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I hope she gets numerous offers for better facilities.

  11. Herb Sarge Phelps September 15th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Let me guess, they also consider themselves good God fearing Christians, and Patriotic Americans who believe in the Constitution as long as it is agreed on that their ideas of what it said is accepted as truth and all others ideas of what is says is accepted as Anti-American. Wow, with Americans like these Hitler could have won WW2.

  12. Tommy6860 September 15th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Nuff said!

    • whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      has always been the case.

  13. whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    i hope that all of her patients and those of the hypocrites, take their business elsewhere.

  14. Jamaul Smith September 16th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Can’t she sue?

    • Stan H September 17th, 2014 at 12:48 am

      As a private company, the Dentists CAN terminate an employee for their social views. On other hand, people of color CAN (and should) boycott the practice for the Draconian way that they handled Dr. Harris.

  15. Pundit456 September 17th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    When she was admonished about the Obama dinner she should have known that she was being watched and that at least one person there wanted her gone. Moreover, it is likely many of the white patients took exception to her presence and were pressuring the doctors to get rid of her.
    This woman was treated no worse than people who have supported marriage and or opposed same gender matrimony on social media. The problem is that congress is dysfunctional and the courts are running the country.

  16. Tyrone ZeroSnake Motley September 20th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    We don’t like you talking about white people making black people suffer… So we’re are going to make you suffer. Because your claim is obviously out of line.