A Challenge to Racial Politics in Medicine

Doctors sue to stop a California requirement to teach ‘implicit bias.

The diversity, equity and inclusion bureaucracy has injected progressive politics into many corners of the private economy, but its role in medicine is especially pernicious. Now a lawsuit is challenging whether California can force doctors who teach continuing medical education courses to also teach racial politics.

Under a 2019 California mandate, all continuing medical education courses in the state after 2022 must include a discussion of “implicit bias.” This is the notion that doctors supposedly harbor racist views they don’t realize they have, and thus must be taught to recognize and admit them. All such courses must include lessons on “how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of physicians and surgeons, leading to disparities in health outcomes,” or “strategies to address” the unintended bias.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.