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Washington U. St. Louis School of Medicine Hosts ‘Anti-Racism Task Force’

Washington U. St. Louis School of Medicine Hosts ‘Anti-Racism Task Force’

“It is our duty to identify and rectify these systemic inequities.”

This is madness. We are going to regret allowing this ideology to infiltrate the study of medicine.

Campus Reform reports:

Medical school hosts ‘Anti-Racism Task Force’

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Medicine recently advertised a meeting of its “Anti-Racism Task Force.”

“The task force will present findings from the needs assessment survey as well as a series of recommendations aimed at eliminating racism locally and more broadly,” a tweet from the Washington University Cardiovascular Division reads.

The task force’s recommendations are also aimed at “improving education and training, recruitment and retention, and community engagement through an anti-racism lens,” the tweet continues.

The findings and recommendations do not appear on the School of Medicine’s website, but a dedicated page for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lists other initiatives.

A definition of DEI cites the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which hosts a “Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI).” The group “supports the efforts of AAMC-member institutions and academic medicine to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences,” according to its website.

Shortly after the School of Medicine hosted its task force meeting, it invited “community members” to discuss its “Leadership Commitment to Anti-Racism Statement” adopted in 2021.

“There are current structures, practices, and policies within our own healthcare, research, and education systems and institution[s] that are directly in conflict with our ability to achieve health, educational, and social equity,” the statement reads. “It is our duty to identify and rectify these systemic inequities. We commit to a culture of trying because change is hard and conflicts will arise.”

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Comments

SeekingRationalThought | January 11, 2023 at 3:03 pm

There has always been something “off” about Washington University.

Try to make white people die sooner? Say in plain words what “equity” means in a field where everyone’s supposed to get the best reasonable treatment and everyone’s doctor is supposed to put them first.

The first thing for them to do is to limit abortions. Abortions are the single most racist medical procedure in the U.S.
Whites are about 60% of the U.S. population, blacks about 12%.
The numbers for 2020, show whites had 33% of the abortions and blacks 39%.
https://www.kff.org/womens-health-policy/state-indicator/abortions-by-race/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D
Note that a number os states did not report, and some data are suspicious: District of Columbia reported only 1% of the abortions were blacks.