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Physicians Face Pressure to be Woke



Unnamed (2)The controversial trend of promoting critical race theory, which President Trump called “anti-American,” has reached medical schools and the field of medicine more generally.

Leading the way has been one of the world’s top medical journals, The Lancet, which published an article in February called “Time to Take Critical Race Theory Seriously: Moving Beyond a Colour-Blind Gender Lens in Global Health,” which urged doctors to “meaningfully engage with critical race theory, a transdisciplinary intellectual movement to understand and disrupt systemic racism.”

Systemic or structural racism is a concept from critical race theory that claims racism is built into society’s institutions or systems, such as government, education, the economy, the workplace, and religious life.

The article’s authors, who are not doctors but describe themselves as “women of colour scholars, practitioners, and educators whose work addresses race, gender, and class inequity,” assert that the “global health community has been slow to consciously [center] on race” and that focusing on race in global health will “help to achieve the mutually reinforcing goals of eradicating both racial and gender inequity.”



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