90 Miles From Tyranny : Equity in Medicine is Racist and Lethal

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Equity in Medicine is Racist and Lethal

Killing more minorities to kill more white people.

February 1st is the Department of Health and Human Services deadline for public comments on bringing "equity" to organ donations. Equity invariably means racial quotas and artificially moving minorities to the head of the line and there’s no reason to expect anything else.

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), which had already been blamed for “organ transplant disparities”, has been constantly touting its own AOPO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force and promising to implement its recommendations.

Lost in all the noise is the reality that lower rates of organ donations and transplants from minorities are not, as equity advocates insist, evidence of systemic racism, but medical and behavioral differences. For example, “African Americans are half as likely as whites to agree to donate a loved one's organs” and there’s generally a “lower donation rate among racial/ethnic minorities, specifically including Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians”.

Organ donations require a certain degree of altruism and trust toward a larger group whether it’s the family or the country as a whole. Indoctrinating racial minorities with critical race theory myths about systemic racism makes them much less likely to donate organs.

The ultimate victims of lower organ donation rates by black people are… black people.

Instead of addressing this familiar Black Lives Matter cycle in which belief in one’s own victimhood ends up killing the members of the group by deepening social mistrust, equity in organ transplants takes the victimhood as a given. Much as in education, employment, and every other area, equity in organ transplants seeks to rig the game by fiddling with the metrics.

The familiar argument from equity in medicine is that minorities, especially black people, are disadvantaged, and that moving them to the head of the line will remedy the...

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