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"Structural racism has deeply permeated the field of medicine and must be actively dissolved through proper antiracist education and purposeful equitable policy creation.”
Now that Guilt-By-Association and Skin Color are all that is needed to strip credentials and positions, the whole corrupt show is collapsing under the weight of its own absurdity. People are resigning in shame for something they knew nothing about.
These are learned, articulate, and intelligent people, so there should be no acceptable excuse when there is a demand for them to provide a comprehensive definition of 'Structural Racism" that is backed up by the evidence. This needs to be done more often.
It will only stop when there is confrontation of this kind. Ibram X. was asked to describe 'racism' the other day in front of an audience, and the result was a glorious display of circular, gobblety-gook nonsensical ignorance, in fancy clothes. It looke like he had memorized it, thinking it sounded good. Disgrace like this is always worthy of hearty ridicule - the best antidote for this kind of poison.
It's about time we get rid of those racists at JAMA! We need more people like Dr. Howard Bauchner to put their money where their mouth is, to admit their complicity in white supremacy and resign the positions they have not earned but merely were granted due to the color of their skin. It's funny that they'll all scream institutional racism but few of them are willing to do anything about it when it comes to putting their own hides on the line.
The Institue of Antiracism in Medicine...about that...
I AM so pissed off at weak effin men!
That "institute" that shamed the idiot doctor into quitting his post is about 2 months old. It is founded and run by twin sister MDs who appear to be all of 28 years old.
That idiot quitter - who was probs just sick of his job and used this as a reason to get out - cowed to Angry Black Women - oppressed all the way from UofM undergraduate through UofM Med school - BIG EYE ROLL ...