William Jacobson, clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and founder of CriticalRace.org (Image Source: Fox News Digital video screenshot)
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A recent report by CriticalRace.org found that 58 of the top 100 medical schools in the United States force mandatory student training or assignments related to critical race theory, Fox News Digital reported.
CriticalRace.org is a project by the Legal Insurrection Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting free speech, that has been monitoring critical race theory coursework and training found on college campuses across the nation.
The report found that 58 top medical schools promote the controversial idea that racism is systemic in the United States. Specifically, mandatory department training was found at 14 schools, school-wide training at 31, and school-wide coursework at 41. It also discovered that 38 of the top 100 schools require CRT-related training for staff.
The online database breaks down the specific training and coursework found at each school.
William Jacobson, a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and founder of CriticalRace.org, told Fox News Digital, "Medical School education is in crisis, with 'social justice' and race-focused activism being imposed on students, faculty, and staff."
"Approaching the doctor-patient relationship through a Critical Race lens is being implemented under the umbrella of 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion' and other euphemisms, such as Ibram Kendi's 'anti-racism' approach," Jacobson added. "'White privilege' and similar concepts, pushed by Robin DiAngelo and others, are being infused into the medical school culture."
CriticalRace.org defined CRT-related training and curricula as any school program that uses terms including "anti-racism," "cultural competency," "equity," "implicit bias," or "DEI – diversity, equity and inclusion."
"A patient-centric ethos is being drowned out by politics and activism," Jacobson said. "Because there are only just over 150 accredited medical schools in the U.S., and they are so hard to get into, students really have no options. Unlike universities and colleges, where students may be able to avoid a race-obsessed campus climate, with medical schools students have to submit to race-focused medical education or give up their career hopes."
Jacobson stated that this should "be a wake-up call to lawmakers" and insisted that the House of Representatives "hold hearings on the destructive racialization of medical schools and medicine."
CriticalRace.org also reported on CRT-related programs in K-12 private schools, 500 undergraduate programs, and military academies in the United States. The database found that 236 colleges across the nation require student training or coursework with CRT themes.
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.