Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a radical ideology that has infiltrated many American institutions. CRT attributes all problems to racism, and it claims that the solution is “antiracism” or “equity”—buzzwords that mean intentional discrimination against some races to benefit others.
Though CRT is most popularly associated with schools, it has crept into an area where science and objectivity matter most: medicine. Health departments are using race to decide who receives life-saving care. Hospitals are being told to prefer certain races when making hiring decisions. Medical schools have infused race into every lecture and program, forcing future doctors to pledge fealty to these ideas.
CRT-inspired programs may violate federal law.
- The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans intentional racial discrimination by the government. Health departments and state-run institutions must follow this command.
- Title VI bans entities that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race. Because most schools, hospitals, and healthcare providers receive federal funds, they must comply with Title VI.
- Title VII bans employers from discriminating based on race, religion, or sex. It applies to all employers with more than 15 employees, whether or not they receive federal funds. And it bans not just discrete acts of discrimination, but also the creation of a “hostile environment,” where race dominates every conversation and decision.
Have CRT-inspired policies affected you? Have you had care delayed or denied based on your race? Are you a provider who has been asked to advantage or disadvantage applicants because of their ethnicity? If so, we want to hear from you.
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