Earlier: Abolishing ”A&M”-erica; etc
And to think, white alumni of Texas A&M give tens of millions of dollars every year to the athletic department so the football program can go 4-8 with a bunch of black players who have no business attending the esteemed school in College Station…
Texas A&M medical school bragged about removing photos of white male alumni, by Jeremiah Poff, Washington Examiner, January 16, 2023
The Texas A&M School of Medicine bragged that removing photos of white male alumni was an example of its institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion , new documents reveal.
The institution included the response in a survey it completed for the Association of American Medical Colleges last year, which the organization used for its Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity Inventory. The school’s survey responses were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm and shared with the Washington Examiner.
The survey detailed a number of institutional commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, including maintaining “holistic admissions,” requiring diversity training for search committees, and reviewing salaries for “diversity.”
In response to a question that asked schools if they had modified branding and communications displays to eliminate aspects that could be “perceived as noninclusive,” the Texas A&M School of Medicine said it removed “the predominantly white male photos of [the] graduating class prominently displayed on the entrance” to the school.
The school also bragged to the AAMC that a faculty member of color said the medical school communicates “too much” to students, faculty, and staff about its “formal policies related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.”
The Texas A&M School of Medicine has over 650 students and is nationally ranked as the 80th best medical school for research by U.S. News and World Report . A Heritage Foundation report says Texas A&M employs 46 DEI staffers, in line with the national average of 45.1.
While the survey results provided a snapshot of the Texas A&M School of Medicine’s internal diversity policies, the school openly touts its commitment to diversity on its website and published a DEI statement .
“Knowledge is power, and the primary purpose of a tertiary educational institution is to uplift humanity through the continuous advancement of the power of knowledge,” the statement reads. “This is achieved through the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in service to humanity. Given that knowledge comes from diverse sources and experiences, diversity is a sine qua non of excellence in tertiary education. Grounded in this fundamental framework, Texas A&M University is deeply committed to a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates diversity in an inclusive environment where all parties are appreciated, encouraged, and supported.”
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, the board chairman for Do No Harm, told the Washington Examiner that he’s concerned medical schools like Texas A&M’s are sacrificing merit to achieve their goals of diversity and, by extension, are harming the medical profession.
“Enhanc[ing] the quality of the medical workforce is the responsibility of medical schools,” Goldfarb said. “If they have more capable individuals that they can bring in compared to the ones that they are bringing in because of these requirements for diversity and they’re not bringing those more qualified, more capable individuals in, they’re eventually producing a workforce that’s going to be less capable.”
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity simply means a commitment to erasing whiteness from the past, to ensure whites in the present have no future.