The University of Washington School of Medicine is hiring a wokeness czar. That’s the reality of a new job posting for an “Assistant Dean for Equity and Medical Student Engagement.” The position isn’t filled, but it’s already clear the school is devoting precious resources to political indoctrination instead of medical education.
The job description for this position reads like a woke playbook:
- The Assistant Dean will “provide oversight to medical student affinity groups,” which are generally organized on the basis of race.
- The person will prioritize the “recruitment and retention of underrepresented and disadvantaged students,” which typically requires lowering standards for admission.
- He or she will work with a variety of “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committees,” which exist for the sole purpose of forcing woke ideas on faculty and students alike.
Most notably, candidates are expected to understand the “impacts of structural and institutional racism on medical student recruitment, well-being and equity.” Translation: They must be fully bought into the woke worldview that racism is everywhere and overt racial discrimination is the best solution.
It’s bad enough that the University of Washington Medical School created this inherently politicized position. But what makes it worse is how the school is spending its money, which includes tuition dollars as well as public funding. Students, families, and taxpayers pay for this medical school on the assumption that it will teach people to become the best physicians possible. Instead, this institution is ensuring students are brainwashed with woke ideology.
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