Another “antiracist” racist tell.
The other day, I couldn’t help but overhear part of a class from a mandatory collegiate course on oppression. My reaction was probably that of any non-indoctrinated, thinking person of good will: “This professor is teaching racism, straight up.” Indeed, the illness is now metastasizing across our society. Writing in American Thinker, David Shimm highlights a worrying example from a recent issue of Boston Review:
In this article, [two doctors] go beyond standard calls for reparations in the direction of what they term “redress.” They describe their algorithm for their hospital’s electronic medical record, which, in their own words, provides “a preferential admission option for Black and Latinx heart failure patients to our specialty cardiology service” by specifically flagging for specialty cardiology care the medical records of patients with specific adverse cardiovascular risk factors, but only if they are non-white. Here, they advocate intentionally withholding medical care from white patients in favor of non-white patients — never mind the violence that this does to medical ethics, to the trust essential to the doctor-patient relationship, and to the principles of equal protection and non-discrimination enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment and subsequent legislation.
The lede for Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse’s Boston Review article asserts the following, in the Orwellian language of our deluded elite: “Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.”
As Ed Driscoll suggests on Instapundit, “Somebody needs to ask, ‘Are we the baddies?'”