At last, the backlash against the militant woke movement has started!
The University of North Carolina, in an effort to appear as woke as possible, previously instituted a diversity, equity, and inclusion “task force,” which was apparently designed to rant and rave about all the various ways in which “white privilege” destroys everything.
Apparently, regardless of all the progress the nation has made, the task force believes that everything is just terrible in the United States, which is evident in their searing commentary to the medical school at the university.
“A wealth of literature has demonstrated disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes. We now know these disparities are apparent both across our healthcare system and within most individual providers’ patient panels,” the task force declared.
As usual, the task force doesn’t bother to point out the varied factors leading to such “disparities,” including the fact that Democrats have routinely run their strongholds into the ground.
Democrat policies have also scared businesses out of many urbanized areas, which in turn drives out other enterprises.
But, by all means, continue to blame various “unconscious” forces for the reality of lingering inequities today.
Unsurprisingly, the task force also demanded for future doctors to take a number of irrelevant classes taught by even more irrelevant leftists, including the following: “Unconscious Bias Awareness,” “Understanding and Responding to Microaggressions,” and “Understanding that America’s medical system is structurally racist.”
Wow. Looks like these classes have next to nothing to offer in terms of actual medical knowledge.
If the task force really wanted to be “inclusive,” it should have considered a course that emphasizes the propensity for different races to develop illnesses at higher rates than others, which is evident from the recently published lists on the world’s most diabetic nations, most of which are located in the Middle East or Africa.
Or a course regarding intercultural communication, which is an actual need at hospitals that serve diverse populations.
But that would require more research and in-depth knowledge of many different cultures, not just one, not to mention more critical thinking than simply ranting and raving about “microaggressions.”
Thus, it’s rather clear that none of the above classes will do anything to improve anyone’s health, and it looks like someone at the university has not fallen completely asleep because UNC decided to say thanks, but no thanks, to such absurd course recommendations.
Indeed, UNC’s senior university counsel Kirsten Stevenson was rather bemused by the suggested course offerings, making it clear that the university will not be moving forward.
“The Task Force was initiated as a means to emphasize compliance with the School of Medicine’s and the Department of Health Sciences’ shared mission of improving the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians,” Stevenson began carefully.
In other words, the task force was initiated for purposes of nonsense public relations improvements for the university, which have started to spectacularly backfire.
“While we remain committed to these important missions, the recommendations have not been operationalized and the Task Force has concluded its work. There is no plan to implement the Task Force’s recommendations now or in the future … Even if the recommendations were revisited in the future, further review and revision would be required,” Stevenson added.
“Further review and revision.” Yeah, like suggesting courses that actually have something to do with practicing medicine effectively.
In other words, UNC has realized the task force is more trouble than it’s worth, a realization that California Governor Gavin Newsom has yet to realize.
A number of students were thrilled with the decision, especially as they have had it with being blasted as “racist” merely for how they happen to appear.
Plus, serious medical students are focused on a real education, not a liberal lovefest.
Color Us United President Kenny Xu is one such student, and he is thrilled with the decision.
“We’re proud of UNC’s decision to reject the DEI framework that lowers the quality of doctors and inundates their students with ideologies that have nothing to do with what is medically necessary,” Xu remarked Fox News Digital.
“Our next step is to take UNC’s decision to other medical schools in our country to fully rid medicine from DEI’s divisive influence. We will also continue monitoring UNC’s School of Medicine to ensure that employees are not fed DEI trainings and curricula any longer,” Xu added enthusiastically.
Hopefully, the military will shortly receive the same wakeup call.
Author: Jane Jones