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UMass Amherst Seminar Will Discuss the ‘Oppressions of Whiteness’ in Healthcare

UMass Amherst Seminar Will Discuss the ‘Oppressions of Whiteness’ in Healthcare

“Listening outside of whiteness: Make our bodies matter”

The left seems to see racism everywhere. It’s like an obsession.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Amherst seminar: Healthcare is ‘centered within the oppressions of whiteness’

In just two weeks, the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing will host a “health ethicist and health humanities scholar” who will speak about how American healthcare is “centered within the oppressions of whiteness.”

With “Listening outside of whiteness: Make our bodies matter,” the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Em Rabelais claims that “we in these institutional spaces have been told for centuries—by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, as well by the disabled, queer and trans* folx, and others—that health and healthcare is a contested political state, centered within […] white supremacy.”

Indeed, Rabelais’s main academic focus is “decentering whiteness,” according to her faculty page. (Dr. Rabelais actually uses “they/themself” pronouns, but for grammar’s sake we’ll keep it simple.) Here’s how this “decentering” is put into use:

Dr. Rabelais’s distinct ethics prioritizes critical resistance and identity-focused narrative approaches to purposefully center patient, community, and student narrative voices as the definers of whiteness’s oppressions in order to initiate dismantling the transmission of learned, enacted centered whiteness in these settings.

If that comes off as a bit, well, nebulous, perhaps this can help clarify:

Narrative ethics can make apparent actors’ positionalities within structural racism, white supremacy, and professionalisms while simultaneously identifying possibilities to re-create space, practice, and education as defined by those who are demanding the change.

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Comments

1984, chapter… Um, um… Oh, I lost count!

I won’t lose a minute of sleep thinking about why I no longer donate to the U.

I have no idea what that last statement meant; and the U of I continues to demonstrate why they’ll never see a dime from me.

Lucifer Morningstar | January 30, 2020 at 11:47 am

Indeed, Rabelais’s main academic focus is “decentering whiteness,” according to her faculty page. (Dr. Rabelais actually uses “they/themself” pronouns, but for grammar’s sake we’ll keep it simple.)

Wow, that one huge micro-aggression right there. Perhaps we should call it a macro-aggression. How dare you not use the proper pronouns. I’m just shaking with anger over this . . i just can’t . . . WAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!

/ Sarcasm

This nonsense is evolving like a new religion. They may as well stand around for two hours chanting words of wokeness, for all the sense their babble actually makes; but, God help you if you question it.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 30, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Does this mean they want to go back to segregated hospitals? Fine. It means I have less risk of getting a quote-graduated (alleged) doctor or other from of (alleged) care (alleged) giver.

So let them try using medical care that was not invented or assisted by a white person.
Where would that leave them???

I think this article was unintentionally copied from the Babylon Bee — it seems to me that I read it there.

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