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Nurse of 39 Years Loses Job After Refusing to Participate in ‘Implicit Bias’ Training

Nurse of 39 Years Loses Job After Refusing to Participate in ‘Implicit Bias’ Training

“I fear every healthcare professional will soon be forced to make the same awful decision I did”

The left has succesfully turned the entire country into a big, liberal college campus. It is a massive mistake to let them politicize medicine in this way.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

‘Implicit Bias’ Training Cost Me My Nursing Job

I was fired from my nursing job this year for refusing to take “implicit bias” training. After 39 years of providing equal care to all my patients without regard to their race, I objected to a mandatory course grounded in the idea that I’m racist because I’m white. I fear every healthcare professional will soon be forced to make the same awful decision I did: Falsely admit to being racist or abandon the medical field.

My ordeal started in September 2021 when my employer, Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, rolled out its annual training modules for clinical educators. The list included “Overcoming Unconscious Bias.” After viewing the interactive course, I contacted my supervisor and asked for a meeting with the chief nursing officer and the human resources director. The former sent a surrogate; the latter didn’t attend. After two meetings, it was clear that I wouldn’t be given an exemption. My supervisor told me, “I don’t want you to die on this cross.”

But I did. The idea of implicit bias is grounded in the belief that white people treat those who aren’t white worse than those who are. It’s part of the woke assumption that society, including healthcare, suffers from “systemic racism.” Accordingly, my own supposed implicit bias, which is a euphemism for ingrained racism, must be rooted out. Not only that, it must be replaced with preferential treatment for the nonwhite. I fail to see how real racial discrimination is justified by my nonexistent racism.

I knew it was coming, but I was still devastated when I was fired in February. I went from a six-figure job to zero income. The day I was fired I sold my car to make sure I’d have enough money to live on. When I tried to find a new healthcare job, no one would hire me. No doubt if they contacted my old employer, they were told why I was let go.

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | October 4, 2022 at 8:23 am

Not enough whites are saying “no”.

As I’ve said in other threads, we are going headlong into being another South Africa.

Nurses are in demand, fortunately. She’ll end up somewhere better, but sucks for the patients at this hospital. They were stupid to fire he over something so trivial.

I’m curious what the curriculum looked like. I’ve taken bias training at work (not healthcare and a different state) and it’s been race neutral and even got into examples about assuming things about people’s politics based on them being white.

Was this course actually centered around pushing white guilt? If so, the program should be ended immediately.

Some people seek out Galt’s Gulch; others are driven there in desperation.

Nod your head, go along, then do the opposite after the training to make up for having to go through it.

BierceAmbrose | October 5, 2022 at 3:46 pm

As an independent contractor, people contract for my work product, or participation in some production as agreed. Hilarity always ensues when I call them on changing the terms. I’m so old, I remember Journalists who worked to similar terms, vs. “Somebody in the office made me feel icky: get them!”

I assert that union patronage is only half the reason for the Cali “You must work for a corporation” bill. The rest is it’s harder to force indoctrination and controls on you individuals, and they don’t want the whole of the employment contract getting any attention. OK, that’s three, so patronage is only 1/3.