Elite universities aren’t the only institutions that need to fire or force out their woke leaders.
The resignations of Claudine Gay and Liz Magill from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, came after they demonstrated their commitment to DEI, which has enabled the rise of racial discrimination and hatred on their campuses. Yet something similar is happening at America’s most prestigious medical institutions. And as I’ve seen firsthand, medical leaders won’t ditch DEI of their own accord — they need to be ditched like these university presidents.
Consider the American College of Surgeons (ACS), of which I am a longtime member. Founded to promote the highest standards of surgery, the ACS has instead stooped to launching endless DEI initiatives, programs, and departments dedicated to them. Tellingly, voices that question this have been routinely silenced by its leadership. For instance, after I pointed out the lack of evidence justifying DEI in surgery, the ACS banned me from its online forums and blocked my access to its nationwide directory of surgeons. They don’t want me telling my fellow surgeons the truth about DEI.
The ACS’s leadership knows exactly what it’s doing. Founded in 1913 to advance the art and science of surgery, the ACS proclaimed its mission was to “Heal all with skill and fidelity.” That requires excellence in surgical care. yet DEI threatens excellence and patient health. The ACS leaders have turned their back on the reason for the organization’s existence, much as Harvard and other elite universities have abandoned excellence in education in favor of radical indoctrination.
Read more in the Washington Examiner.
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