Academics, doctors, and students at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine that calls for new approaches to teaching, including dividing students based on skin color. "Racial Affinity Group Caucusing in Medical Education — A Key Supplement to Antiracism Curricula," the perspective is titled.
"As academic medicine begins to recognize and examine racism as the root cause of racially disparate health outcomes, we need curricula for training physicians to dismantle the systems that perpetuate these inequities," it begins.
Kenny Xu of Color Us United, an organization created to speak out against those who want to divide America, says this is not the way medicine should be.
"This could amount to racial rationing, to medical rationing," Xu warns. "The New England Journal of Medicine article that sought racial segregation in medical school said they want to because they believe that black students would feel more comfortable in a world – quote, unquote – 'without white people.' So, they want black medical residents to be sheltered from white people."
"But [that] could lead them to give racially preferential care," he continues. "This is a short road to racial rationing. That means that, in the future, will white people only trust white doctors? Will black people only trust black doctors? I think that we need to be able to trust doctors no matter what race."
He reports that this is not the only time that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) departments at university medical hospitals have peddled segregation in the name of anti-racism. Color Us United is currently collecting signatures for a petition that calls on the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine to denounce DEI, saying the ideology is tearing apart the medical standard.
"I think medicine has gotten too comfortable with itself that they think that the new hotness is segregating students by race," says Xu. "That is how in-deep they are with wokeness and DEI."
Xu's appearance on "Fox & Friends" earlier this week for a related discussion led to an increase in the number of signatures, although he also credits an ad campaign in North Carolina for that uptick.
"We are aiming for 10,000 signatures, because that is what is going to get the UNC board's attention," says Xu.
He especially encourages anyone who has some affiliation with North Carolina to sign the petition, "because that is their health on the line."