Keshia Knight Pulliam’s labor and delivery experience was not without stereotype according to the actress. Keshia used her recent episode of Kandidly Keshia to discuss an ordeal between her and an elderly caucasian nurse that the actress deemed racist.

Pulliam pointed to the lack of assistance that she received from the woman who was supposed to teach Keshia how to breastfeed her newborn daughter in her argument. “Like, she didn’t want to touch me,” Keshia told her listeners. “They literally will like, guide your boob, show you how to hold it, put it in the baby’s mouth. This lady was not trying to touch my little brown boobie. Not at all.”


The actress also highlighted the fact that the medical worker mentioned WIC, which is a government program offered to all new mothers regardless of annual income, as an option before assuming that Keshia lacked the means to pay for her birthing experience as proof of the woman’s ignorance.

“We have some great programs that you may want to take advantage of that you may need. Um, WIC is a great program,” the worker told Keshia. “I get it, it’s about showing the services that are offered,” Pulliam admitted. “I probably wouldn’t have been offended had she [pointed out] several of the services [and not just] WIC and the fact that ‘if you don’t have insurance.'”

Some have deemed Keshia’s interaction with the medical staff member as racist in all forms, while others are on the fence about the ordeal.

BCK Asks: What do you think? Was Keshia Knight Pulliam the victim of discrimination, or was the nurse simply doing her job? Leave your comments below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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  1. Mac says:

    Why is she talking at all, she just gave birth, be happy and not try to make it a DRAMATIC experience! She has not experience anything no one else has ever experienced, just because she is a has been celebrity, who cares? I would care more if she asked the question, Is there a reason you are reluctant to touch me or my baby? Got a name and reported the response to supervisors and than exposed the situation, but getting people hyped about a everyday occurrence doesn’t do it for me. State the problem followed by a solution!

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