According to a recent study, 58 of the top medical schools in America are teaching critical race theory, and some of the teaching materials were written by controversial authors who have been accused of encouraging open discrimination.
Do No Harm Chairman and former associate dean of the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stanley Goldfarb said on “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday, “It’s a great concern because what’s going on here is the false diagnosis of a problem. The problem is that Black patients tend to do worse than White patients in a number of medical conditions.
There is no evidence to support the diagnosis that racism in the healthcare system is causing this disparate outcome, which presents a challenge.
Goldfarb told Carley Shimkus that he thinks the theory has been incorporated into the curricula of far more than 58 of the schools, and possibly all top 100 medical schools.
The governing body for medical education, the American Association of Medical Colleges, recently released an inventory that suggested the vast majority of schools were taking part in this kind of activity, he said.
CriticalRace.org discovered that many of the institutions covered in the study required instruction in works by Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, two authors whose writing has come under fire for allegedly using divisive rhetoric.
In response to Kendi’s curriculum material, Goldfarb criticized its inclusion as a “terrible development” and cited his claim that “present discrimination to remedy past discrimination and future discrimination to remedy present discrimination.”
The study by CriticalRace.org also found that some institutions require critical race theory-based faculty and staff development.
“This program is an example of virtue signaling. It’s an attempt to follow fashion trends, but it doesn’t represent a concerted effort to improve outcomes for Black patients,” said Goldfarb.
By enhancing “health literacy and education,” according to Goldfarb, it will be possible to address the root cause of Black patients’ worse outcomes by ensuring that patients are aware of the warning signs and symptoms of dangerous medical conditions before their problems worsen.
Better access and health literacy, he said, would go a long way toward solving the issue.
“Critical race theory and everything it implies have invaded… Because of these ideas, I was removed from an online textbook that I was the editor-in-chief of, and I was told that I ought to stop speaking about all of these issues right away.
They won’t talk about it, he continued.
In recent years, as institutions have pushed for diversity and inclusion, controversy has erupted around critical race theory in colleges all over the United States.
The University of Florida College of Medicine was singled out for implementing an allegedly “destructive” diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative that was based on critical race theory in a report that Fox News Digital recently obtained from Goldfarb’s organization Do No Harm.
The campaign to fill the medical profession of the future with “antiracists” focuses on “active recruitment” of underrepresented groups and curriculum that emphasizes diversity, equity, and recognizing implicit bias.
The medical school has “Guidelines for Being a Strong White Ally” and supports Black Lives Matter.