Minnesota is discriminating by race and ethnicity.
Look no further than its mandate on who’s eligible to serve on the Board of Social Work. As the Pacific Legal Foundation has uncovered, the state is putting race above the qualification that matters most in health care: Expertise. This discrimination is therefore a direct threat to patients. It must be stopped immediately.
The Board of Social Work is made up of fifteen members appointed by the Governor. However, state law requires that, of the ten social worker members, “at least five members must be members of: (1) a community of color; or (2) an underrepresented community.” A supplementary section of the statute makes it clear:
“Underrepresented community” means a group that is not represented in the majority with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical ability.
Such discriminatory mandates reflect the woke corruption of health care. States like Minnesota likely make these mandated on who can serve on this board in order to please woke activists who demand race and gender quotas in the name of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Yet discrimination violates federal law and the U.S. Constitution. Minnesota has no right to restrict membership based on race.
The Board of Social Work oversees critical parts of the medical field. When board members are chosen by race, they are potentially deprived of more qualified experts. It can result in less medically sound policies and more woke extremism. Health authorities should be solely focused on improving health outcomes, regardless of race, gender, or any other consideration.
Do No Harm is dedicated to fighting discrimination in health care. If you or anyone you know wants to serve on this board, please contact us. We’d love to work with you to restore fairness and equal treatment to Minnesota.
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