Dec 1, 2022

Most Top U.S. Medical Schools Require Critical Race Theory Training, Report Finds

Individuals entrusted with saving lives are being taught to consider “identity, power and privilege” when assessing patients.
Most Top U.S. Medical Schools Require Critical Race Theory Training, Report Finds
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Written by Hudson Crozier

New data: Fifty-eight of the top 100 medical schools in the U.S. teach elements of critical race theory in their training or curriculum. This comprises a large portion of the less than 200 medical schools nationwide. The same group reported that critical race theory was taught in 23 of the top 25 medical schools back in February before expanding the study.

What is critical race theory? It’s an ideology formed by Marxist academics that teaches that white supremacy is inherent in all of America’s institutions, all white people are oppressive, objective truth and ethics are constructs of whiteness, it’s bad to be “colorblind,” and other radical talking points. In schools and corporations, these concepts come in the form of “anti-racist” or “diversity, equity, and inclusion” material.

In elite medical schools: The report found that 46 of these schools give students and staff material by Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, leftist authors who have argued that race “shape[s] every aspect” of a white person’s identity and that whites should be discriminated against.

“The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”
Ibram Kendi

Big picture: Critical race theory-related ideas in America have led to racially segregated classrooms and government agencies, discrimination in college admissions and government aid programs, and discrimination in health care. The ideology is now gaining ground in the medical field, where individuals entrusted with saving lives are often taught to consider “identity, power, and privilege” when assessing their patients rather than treating patients equally.

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