The North Carolina General Assembly is investigating woke ideology at the University of North Carolina. That’s a positive and overdue move, and lawmakers should pay special attention to the UNC School of Medicine. It’s a hotbed of divisive and discriminatory ideas – none of which have anything to do education, but everything to do with radical activism.
We’ve looked into the UNC School of Medicine over the past year, issuing a comprehensive report in November. Our findings, in brief:
“The evidence is clear: Woke ideologies like anti-racism are now embedded pervasively into the curriculum and educational experience at University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The embrace of these radical political ideologies at North Carolina’s flagship medical school and the aggressiveness with which the school imposes them on students raises serious concerns for patients in North Carolina. It also generates questions about the rights of UNC SOM medical students to pursue their education free from being compelled to participate in and express support for political causes.”
We’ve also discovered that the UNC School of Medicine is one of the most woke in the country, scoring a 92% on the AAMC’s survey last year. And we’ve filed federal civil rights complaints against UNC, which offered woke programs that explicitly discriminated by race – as in, no white applicants allowed.
We’ve likely only scratched the surface of what’s happening at the UNC School of Medicine. The General Assembly has instructed the institution to produce an inventory of all training materials and in-house events for UNC employees that cover DEI-related topics. As part of their broader investigation of the institution, lawmakers should ferret out the truth at the medical school in particular. North Carolinians deserve to know what’s being forced upon the state’s future physicians. And the health of the state’s citizens depends on ensuring that medical education upholds the highest standards of ethics and excellence, instead of sinking to the lows demanded by woke activists.
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