Vituity, a healthcare staffing company, has an odd solution for improving patient health: Blatant racial discrimination. The proof is its new sponsorship of a racist scholarship for the Society of Hospital Medicine.
The scholarship is dedicated to advancing “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” with a special focus on “eliminating health disparities for hospitalized patients.” Naturally, it’s only available to applicants who are “underrepresented in medicine.” That’s a nod to minorities, and it’s a clear-cut case of racial discrimination.
Not only is discrimination wrong, but the operating assumption behind this scholarship is false. Activists claim that recruiting more minorities into the medical profession will help reduce health disparities between white patients and minority patients. Why? Because having more minorities in the medical profession will allow physicians and patients to be matched by race. This is called “racial concordance,” and it’s one of the top goals of woke activists.
Yet as Do No Harm has shown, “racial concordance” has no benefits. Studies show that it doesn’t improve health outcomes or decrease disparities. In fact, it’s more likely to harm patients by encouraging lower standards for medical professionals. It also lays the groundwork for the return of racial segregation. No one would tolerate white patients asking to be paired with white doctors. Why should woke activists get away with trying to match black patients with black doctors?
Vituity and the Society of Hospital Medicine should be ashamed. They’re supporting discrimination and paving the way to medical resegregation. This scholarship needs to end – and so does the woke misinformation that led to its creation in the first place.
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