CriticalRace.org rolls out its coverage of the Top 50 Medical Schools: “The swiftness and depth to which race-focused social justice education has penetrated medical schools reflects the broader disturbing trends in higher education,” Legal Insurrection founder William A. Jacobson told Fox News Digital.
Critical Race Training in Education (CriticalRace.org), a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation, previously rolled out databases on Higher Education and Elite Private Schools. The databases received substantial media attention.
Fox News covered the story, Critical race theory-related ideas found in mandatory programs at 39 of top 50 US medical schools: report
Here’s an excerpt, head over to the Fox News link for the full story with a lot of details:
At least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education.
Earlier this year, CriticalRace.org found that CRT was prevelant in medical schools across the country. The project from Legal Insurrection Foundation, a non-profit devoted to campus free speech and academic freedom, has since expanded its database and found even more elite medical schools are focusing on “racialization” of medicine.
“The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education. The swiftness and depth to which race-focused social justice education has penetrated medical schools reflects the broader disturbing trends in higher education,” Legal Insurrection founder William A. Jacobson told Fox News Digital.
Jacobson, a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School, founded CriticalRace.org’s extensive database that has also examined elite K-12 private schools and 500 of America’s top undergraduate programs.
The schools examined were based on the rankings by U.S. News’ rankings of America’s top medical schools. The latest findings show that 39 of the top 50 medical schools “have some form of mandatory student training or coursework” related to CRT and 38 offered materials by authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose books explicitly call for discrimination, according to Jacobson.
“Mandatory so-called ‘anti-racism’ training centers ideology, not patients, as the focus of medical education. This is a drastic change from focusing on the individual, rather than racial or ethnic stereotypes,” Jacobson said.
The Fox News article also previewed the coming expansion of the CriticalRace.org website:
“Almost all medical students will have attended colleges and universities awash in so-called ‘anti-racism’ social justice educational and training mandates,” Jacobson said. “These concepts will not be new to them, but they are attending medical school to learn about medicine and patient care, not as a refresher course on undergraduate race-focused education.”
He believes “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion entrenched bureaucracies promote, protect and relentlessly expand their administrative territory in medical schools,” but the resources should instead be used “to expand medical knowledge and patient care, not to enforce an ideological viewpoint.”….
Jacobson’s team at CriticalRace.org isn’t finished putting a spotlight on the situation that many feel is plaguing medical schools across the nation.
“We expect to roll out a visual interactive map of our medical school database, to accompany our higher ed map, as part of a broader expansion of CriticalRace.org in the near future,” Jacobson said.
The Fox News article got a big reaction, with almost 4 thousand comments (as of this writing).
The story also was picked up by The Daily Mail (UK), highlighting these bullet points:’
- At least 39 of America’s top 50 medical schools have some form of Critical Race Theory in their curriculums, according to new data compiled by CriticalRace.org
- The website found that of those 50 medical schools, at least 28 of them also had mandatory Critical Race Theory-based trainings for faculty and staff
- CriticalRace.org is a part of the free speech-dedicated non-profit website, Legal Insurrection, which is founded by Cornell Law professor William Jacobson
- The release of the study comes as the debate around the place of Critical Race Theory in American classrooms continues to rage across the country
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