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U. Pennsylvania Dental School Creates Fund to Identify Anti-LGBT Biases in Dentistry

U. Pennsylvania Dental School Creates Fund to Identify Anti-LGBT Biases in Dentistry

“Last summer, the school announced a mandatory course on ‘anti-racism’ for incoming dental students.”

There is no field of study that will be spared from the left’s mission of wokeness.

The College Fix reports:

Penn dental school creates ‘LGBTQ+ Fund’ to identify bias in dentistry

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has received $50,000 for a “LGBTQ+ Fund,” according to a January 20 news release from the university.

Officials at the Ivy League university said the fund has “the goal of identifying LGBTQ+ based biases in the dental profession and ways to dispel them.” An initial “$50K leadership gift launches the Fund with the goal of eventually endowing the fund to support research and programs in perpetuity.”

“As an academic community, understanding the root of homophobia, transphobia, and bias related to actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity requires intentional study,” said the dental school’s dean, Mark Wolff.

The new fund will “explore research and programming that can lead to best-practice models and suggest policy recommendations that can have profession-wide impact through scholarly publications,” according to the news release.

Other projects may include “training programs exploring sexual orientation and gender identity bias and offering guidance for managing difficult conversations” and “providing resources for education and advocacy so all Penn Dental Medicine community members, regardless of actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation, are supported to live authentically.”

The support for LGBT advocacy and education is not all the dental school has been up to in the past year.

Last summer, the school announced a mandatory course on “anti-racism” for incoming dental students.

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These are very sick and disturbed people who should never be permitted to occupy ANY position of authority or responsibility. Period.

Teeth are white (OK, yellowish unless the mouth is on a big-mouthed Hollywood celeb), right? Gotta have diversity, then.

Now me, I’d have asked for a study to show how to make dental care more accessible to those who don’t have deep pockets to pay for even the most basic dental procedures. I would also try changing the perception that dental care is a luxury and that poor dental health is of slight concern. But what do I know?

What I think people are failing to grasp is this is not just about a identifying bias etc., etc. It is about accreditation. You can be sure that this is a shot across the bow in an effort to refuse accreditation to dental colleges that do not meet diversity goals. It also means denying scholarships and loans to students applying to such colleges. The post grad situation will also be bleak for such students. Though an underground dentist network might not be such a bad thing.

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