A nurse in Indiana has been accused of sending out a racist tweet that went viral over the Thanksgiving holidays. Taiyesha Baker wrote on her now deleted Twitter page, @Tai_Fieri:
"Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every sone you had should be sacrificed to the wolves."
Baker was a nurse at Indiana University Health and is a graduate of Purdue University. On November 26, it was announced that Baker was no longer employed by IU Health.
In 2015, Baker spoke about her love of the Cliffs of Moher
Baker gave an interview to Parlour Magazine in 2015 about traveling. The first question revolves around Baker's best travel memory. Baker said, "Going to the very edge of the Cliffs of Moher. I've never been more in awe, or humbled by a natural creation. I felt so small yet insanely powerful. It was a sweet contradiction. My problems, my worries they became conquerable and my existence was importance. It's an amazing, eerie, quiet place that everyone should see." Baker continued by saying that while traveling she hated, "Bad music and bad company." When asked what lesson she learned from traveling, Baker said, "Do be afraid, but don't let that immobilize you. Fear is natural and unavoidable. However, what is unacceptable is letting it rob you of your moments and experiences. I refuse to leave trips wondering what if I had, or only I had." Be afraid, but be adventurous."
Baker is forbidden from having any contact with patients while her tweets are investigated
An Indiana University Health spokesperson, Jason Fechner, told the Indianapolis Star that Baker's messages are being investigated by human resourses. Fechner said that Baker was recent hire and that while the investigation is ongoing, Baker will have no contact with patients. Baker got her nurse's license in October 2017. Fechner added that, contrary to online rumors, Baker did not work at the Riley Hospital for Children.