AFN recently reported that an anti-woke healthcare organization is calling out 12 medical schools for offering scholarships that "explicitly take individuals based on race" -- something Do No Harm chairman Dr. Stanley Goldfarb says is in direct violation of Title VI.
Mike Hill, a former state legislator in Florida and a current member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, adds that it is negative for a number of reasons.
"It's playing right into the Marxist handbook of separating people by different groups, different classes, and this does that explicitly," he begins. "It is separating people by their skin color, which is so antithetical to everything that we stand for here in the United States. We champion the rights of the individual regardless of your skin color, regardless of your sex. It is how you perform as an individual."
Hill says it is "patently wrong" for schools to decide to give assistance based on skin color.
"It should be based on that person's abilities," he contends. "Have they tested well enough to enter that school? Have their grades been well enough to enter that school?"
The former lawmaker says that getting government "out of the way" would help make college more affordable for everyone.
"The cost of higher education has gone up so high … because the government has gotten involved in the student loan process," says Hill. "If they had not gotten involved in that and instead left it to the commercial banks to decide who they want to give these loans to based a person's ability to perform, then we would not have these escalating costs."
DNH has identified that the following schools are offering scholarships that explicitly take individuals based on race, which is in direct violation of Title VI.
AFN sent emails to all of the schools. As of Friday, July 22, 2022, only two schools responded. The University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center's Department of Radiology sent the following:
"The Diversity Visiting Student Program for Underrepresented Minorities radiology program is offered in conjunction with the David Satcher Fellowship program, which is funded by University Hospitals. No federal or state funds are used for this activity.
UH's educational programs comply with applicable laws. Further, UH supports the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will continue to make our health system a welcoming place for all of our patients and caregivers."
The University of Oklahoma had this to say about the situation:
"The University of Oklahoma has not been made aware of a complaint made against the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine by the U.S. Department of Education. The Visiting Underrepresented in Medicine Student Elective Program is intended to recruit medical residents from underrepresented backgrounds, including those who are first-generation college students and those from underrepresented communities, in an effort to increase the number of providers available to work with rural and underrepresented community-based populations in Oklahoma."