Do No Harm received a tip that the Duke University School of Nursing is creating a Racial Justice Task Force. Its mission? Address “racial injustices and/or inequities” within the school. You can bet the prestigious school is going down the road of woke divisiveness and racial discrimination.
The task force will focus on three strategic areas:
Equity accountability. Faculty and staff will be held responsible “for racial injustices in all programs and settings.” In fact, a formal reporting system is under development that tracks and holds faculty and staff members accountable for “micro-/macro-aggressive, biased, and racist” behavior.
Performance measures. Faculty and staff will be judged on their “racial justice behavior” when it comes to promotion and retention. Their level of participation in racial justice activities will factor into annual or semester evaluations.
Training recommendations. The task force will ensure that every program within the curriculum “intentionally” includes content on microaggressions, bias, and anti-racism. Training is mandatory, and engagement with learning activities is monitored for compliance.
By pushing such blatant ideology, the Duke University School of Nursing is readying students to adopt racial and identity politics when providing care. Spending time on these issues detracts from the objective of becoming competent, compassionate clinicians who advocate for their patients. The Racial Justice Task Force has no place at Duke University School of Nursing or anywhere else.
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