Think Critical Race Theory is only in public schools? Think again.
A recent Fox News report claimed that “at least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to” Critical Race Theory.” The report cited findings from CriticalRace.org, which says that it monitors Critical Race Theory curriculum and training in higher education.
The database utilized the U.S. News college rankings as a part of the research process.
The website is run by the non-profit Legal Insurrection Foundation and its founder, William Jacobson, said, “The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education. The swiftness and depth to which race-focused social justice education has penetrated medical schools reflects the broader disturbing trends in higher education.”
Jacobson is a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and has extensive experience in keeping track of academic free speech and college free speech issues over the years.
The database pointed out that Critical Race Theory authors, Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, are prominently featured in materials in these medical schools.
There are varying levels of Critical Race Theory indoctrination. For example, the University of Utah is one of 17 schools that requires school-wide mandatory training, where students to watch computer-based “modules, online orientations, orientation programs and all other forms of training that fall short of an academic course.” Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School is one of twelve schools that have “department-specific mandatory training.” Then there is school-wide mandatory curricula in medical schools, where 28 schools like the Ohio State University School of Medicine embed Critical Race Theory into the general curriculum.
Politics have infested many aspects of American life. But medical professionals have a job to do, which is to focus on saving lives and treating patients and should not be burdened by Critical Race Theory.