“Texas A&M employs 46 DEI staffers, in line with the national average of 45.1”
The medical school at Texas A&M has reportedly removed pictures of white male alumni to showcase the school’s diversity.
Apparently, diversity, equity, and inclusion is achieved by excluding some people.
Jeremiah Poff reported in the Washington Examiner:
Texas A&M medical school bragged about removing photos of white male alumni
The Texas A&M School of Medicine bragged that removing photos of white male alumni was an example of its institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion , new documents reveal.
The institution included the response in a survey it completed for the Association of American Medical Colleges last year, which the organization used for its Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity Inventory. The school’s survey responses were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm and shared with the Washington Examiner.
The survey detailed a number of institutional commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, including maintaining “holistic admissions,” requiring diversity training for search committees, and reviewing salaries for “diversity.”
In response to a question that asked schools if they had modified branding and communications displays to eliminate aspects that could be “perceived as noninclusive,” the Texas A&M School of Medicine said it removed “the predominantly white male photos of [the] graduating class prominently displayed on the entrance” to the school.
The school also bragged to the AAMC that a faculty member of color said the medical school communicates “too much” to students, faculty, and staff about its “formal policies related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.”
Here’s more from Maggie Kelly of The College Fix:
Texas A&M College of Medicine enrolls more than 600 students and is ranked number 80 for research out of 192 medical schools in 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“Knowledge is power, and the primary purpose of a tertiary educational institution is to uplift humanity through the continuous advancement of the power of knowledge,” according to Texas A&M College of Medicine’s DEI statement. “Given that knowledge comes from diverse sources and experiences, diversity is a sine qua non of excellence.”
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, board chairman for Do No Harm, told the Examiner he fears schools like the College of Medicine value diversity over merit, which violates obligation to the public to produce the best possible medical professionals.
“Enhanc[ing] the quality of the medical workforce is the responsibility of medical schools,” Goldfarb said. “If they have more capable individuals that they can bring in compared to the ones that they are bringing in because of these requirements for diversity and they’re not bringing those more qualified, more capable individuals in, they’re eventually producing a workforce that’s going to be less capable.”
Madness. That’s what this is.
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