Whites are to blame because not enough black men are becoming doctors, a committee appointed by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has announced.
The committee was appointed to study why “the proportion of black men pursuing such careers [medicine] is reaching historic lows.”
According to the report, in 1986, 57 percent of black medical-school graduates were men — but by 2015 that share had dropped to just 35 percent, even as the total number of black graduates had increased.
The reason for this decline, the committee concluded, was “racism and discrimination”—by whites, of course.
Committee chairman Cato Laurencin—a black surgeon-scientist at University of Connecticut in Farmington—said in an article in the journal Nature that “given the extent of racism and discrimination, it’s difficult for black males to be able to progress.”
The report, titled “An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: Proceedings of a Joint Workshop” states in its summary that:
“Black men are increasingly underrepresented in medical schools and in the medical profession . . . the growing absence of Black men in medicine is especially troubling, because their absence in medicine may have adverse consequences for health care access, quality, and outcomes among Black Americans and Americans overall.”
The claim that “white racism” is behind the absence of black males as medical doctors is immediately made nonsense by the report’s admission that there are in fact more blacks at medical schools today than ever before—and that that reason for the proportional decline in black males “is due to greater numbers of black women training to be physicians.”
Significantly, the article in Nature goes on to quote a US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and Bureau of Health Professions report titled “The Rationale for Diversity in the Health Professions: A Review of the Evidence (HHS, 2006),” which states that a “number of studies have shown that people from minority groups receive better care when their physicians have similar backgrounds”—in other words, blacks prefer to have black doctors, and, of course, whites prefer to have white doctors.
Liliana Garces, a Hispanic Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin—and pseicalist in “discrimination,” told Nature that “one promising strategy for increasing diversity in medical schools is reducing the admission process’s emphasis on standardized tests, which ‘don’t end up capturing the student’s potential, and only contribute to more racial inequities in the student body.’”
In other words, the “standard tests” of competence, intelligence and ability required to enter medical school are “racist” because nonwhites cannot meet them.
“To avoid this, Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, accepts students from under-represented minorities with lower standardized test scores and grade point averages than white applicants,” the Nature article goes on to boast.
“The university — which has campuses in Dominica and the United States — then places the students in a programme that provides educational support during the first semesters of medical school. It also connects them with a mentor from a similar background.”
Once again, whites are blamed for real and even made-up nonwhite failures, as in the cases outlined above. This attitude forms part of a systematic anti-white racism which is encouraged by the establishment and the controlled media, and which has now become the standard excuse to “explain” racial differences—“it’s all white peoples’ fault.”