(NewsGlobal.com)- According to a report in the Washington Examiner, 23 of the top 25 medical schools in the United States require their students to undergo some kind of training in critical race theory.
According to data from criticalrace.org, operated by the nonprofit group Legal Insurrection, students, faculty, and staff are required to undergo some form of diversity, equity, and inclusion training which commonly incorporates aspects of critical race theory.
Among the medical schools forcing students and staff to take this training is Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan Medical School.
In September 2020, Johns Hopkins University became one of the first medical schools to mandate training for faculty, staff, and students, including post-doctoral students, trainees, and fellows. Johns Hopkins requires them to complete a virtual training session on “unconscious bias.” This session is then followed by one on anti-racism and another called “bystander intervention training.”
The UCLA medical school also requires all “community members” to undergo “an annual subset” of anti-racism training sessions. Faculty, staff, and students are also provided resources and education “on critical topics of privilege, allyship, and dialogue.” These resources will supposedly encourage “self-reflection, self-awareness” as well as a “shared sense of responsibility for advancing social justice in science, medicine, and health care.”
Is there no institution in this country that is spared this madness?
Doctors shouldn’t be “advancing social justice;” they should be treating patients.
Do you get the feeling America’s institutions have completely lost the plot?
Legal Insurrection founder William Jacobson told Fox News that he is troubled by what he described as the “radicalization of medical school education.” Jacobson, a professor at Cornell Law School in New York, said recognizing “the health needs of different populations” is one thing. But “injecting racial politics into medical care” is entirely different.
Jacobson said the “mantra of the so-called ‘anti-racism’ movement” does not have a place in medicine and requiring medical students to turn into activists sets a dangerous precedent. He added that using racial discrimination as a “remedy” for past racial discrimination “is wrong generally.” But in the field of medicine, Jacobson added, it is “downright dangerous.”