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UCLA Medical School Assignments Allegedly Call for Destroying Borders

UCLA Medical School Assignments Allegedly Call for Destroying Borders

“authors blame health disparities among migrants on border enforcement and call for abolition of borders”

This gives the game away, doesn’t it? What do medical studies have to do with immigration and border policies?

FOX News reports:

UCLA medical school assignments call for abolition of borders, says crisis ‘imagined:’ Report

First year medical students at UCLA’s medical school were allegedly assigned readings from activists and educators calling for the abolition of borders, according to a medical transparency group.

Do No Harm said the readings were assigned in the required course, “Structural Racism and Health Equity.” Copies of the documents were shared with National Review on Thursday.

In one reading from a scholarly paper entitled, “Beyond border health: Infrastructural violence and the health of border abolition,” the authors call for a “no borders system that privileges liberatory solidarity with migrants.”

The authors blame health disparities among migrants on border enforcement and call for abolition of borders as a “medical intervention” to solve this problem.

“To undo rather than to mitigate the effects of existing infrastructure, border health advocates must broaden their gaze to embrace a framework that is global, shaken free from the constraints imposed by violent borders and traditional professional practice. Rather than acquiesce to the idea of borders as fixed and thus focus interventions on mitigating their harms, we must think about the medical necessity for abolition,” they argue.

Another required reading directs students to a 2021 interview in The Guardian with Canadian immigration activist Harsha Walia, who also calls for the abolition of borders.

As in the first reading, Walia says mass migration is due to factors like colonialism and U.S. imperialism. She argues that there is no “border crisis” in the United States or anywhere else.

“Instead, there are the ‘actual crises’ that drive mass migration – such as capitalism, war and the climate emergency – and ‘imagined crises’ at political borders, which are used to justify further border securitization and violence,” The Guardian quotes Walia.


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henrybowman | February 13, 2024 at 3:42 am

“Do No Harm said the readings were assigned in the required course, “Structural Racism and Health Equity.”

You don’t even need to get as far as the “and” to detect the scam.

wagnert in atlanta | February 13, 2024 at 10:04 am

“…the required course, ‘Structural Racism and Health Equity.’ ”

REALLY? What first-year course was shunted to the side to make room for this nonsense? Gross Anatomy? Histology? Inquiring minds want to know.


“Even though we offered acceptance to only those we believed to have been thoroughly and successfully brainwashed, there is a chance some might start to think independently. This course is intended to 1. strengthen previous ‘education’ and 2. identify critical thinkers, who will then be harassed, marginalized, shamed, and eventually expelled.”

drsamherman | February 13, 2024 at 11:45 am

Been a volunteer medical educator for years for medical students, residents and fellows as “clinical faculty”, non-tenure track. Still reviewed with tenure track rigor, however med school doesn’t enforce the DEI crap with us volunteers lest we tell them what to do with it. I don’t see any role in medical education, post-grad training or practice for this kind of crap! It tells me that some idiot DEI freak couldn’t make it in real medical practice and needs a job—thus this heap of steaming manure. I’m ending my teaching days at the end of June. I’m done. Students are rude and so disgracefully unprepared that they scare me! Residents are mouthy and have no respect for the experiences of attending physicians. Fellows do nothing but whine about the fact they have to staff on rotations and supervise residents. And I have a headache listening to the wonderful nursing staff rightfully point out that students/residents/fellows are lazy, rude and disrespectful of them. Let somebody else do that. I’m over and out.

    jason42 in reply to drsamherman. | February 14, 2024 at 9:14 am

    Hang in there, Dr. Sam! I have a similar role in small-group teaching of M1 and M2 students at a large Midwest medical school. Most students are respectful and sensible, rapidly brushing past the DEI and CRT bullshit – they’ve been playing that mind game since their undergraduate days. I think you’re still needed more than ever to give them a dose of reality.

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