“I swear by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation—to reckon him who taught me this Art equally…” – Hippocratic Oath (c. 400 BC) as translated from Greek by Francis Adams (1849).
“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.” – Dr. Josef Mengele German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician, as quoted in Surfing the Tao : A Revolution of Free Will (2004) by Angela V. Michaels.
“White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) aims to dismantle racism in medicine and fight for the health of Black people and other people of color.” – WC4BL website.
We now are seeing doctors and other medical professionals who only treat patients based on their race and not on the patients’ medical needs. Equality is gone in medicine. How do we know this?
To dismantle racism and accompanying systems of oppression in health, while simultaneously cultivating means for collective liberation that center the needs, priorities, and self-determination of Black people and other people of color, particularly those most marginalized in our communities. [Emphasis added]
We were astounded when we read the WC4BL values and vision document. The WC4BL document reads in part:
Medical practice in the U.S. is informed by race as a political system, and works to legitimize race through false biological arguments. The very existence of American chattel slavery relied on scientific and medical justifications for Black inferiority. Race was created as a tool for exploitation by white people who placed themselves at the top of their invented racial hierarchy, in opposition to Blackness in particular. [Emphasis added]
After reading the WC4BL values and vision document we were reminded of the words of President John F. Kennedy given at a Commencement Address at Yale University on June 11 1962:
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
Are the leaders and chapter members of WC4BL engaged in spreading myths that are persistent, persuasive and unrealistic?
WC4BL Chapters in American Medical Schools
WC4BL website states: Active White Coats for Black Lives chapters are listed below, along with their contact information. Want to start a chapter at your medical school or hospital? Check out our Chapter Guide to learn more.
Here’s the list of WC4BL Chapters:
Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) – email@example.com
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (University Park, NM) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Health Coalition for Black Lives (Chicago, IL) – email@example.com
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago, IL) – firstname.lastname@example.org, https://sites.google.com/my.rfums.org/rfumsalliesforblacklives/home
College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – email@example.com
College of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University (Kansas City, MO) – KCUWc4bl@gmail.com
Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE) – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine (Greenville, NC) – email@example.com
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida State University College of Medicine (Tallahassee, FL) – email@example.com
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine (North Haven, CT) – netterWC4BL@gmail.com
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) – email@example.com
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Washington, D.C.) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaiser Northern California (CA) – email@example.com
Kansas University School of Medicine (Kansas City, KS) – KUMCwhitecoats4blacklives@gmail.com
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) – lsu.nola.WC4BL@gmail.com
Loyola University Chicago Stricht School of Medicine (Maywood, IL) – email@example.com
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) – MGHWC4BL@gmail.com
McGill University – Faculty of Medicine (Montreal, Quebec) – firstname.lastname@example.org
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center (Houston, TX) – email@example.com
Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN) – email@example.com
Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury, NY) – email@example.com
Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) – NorthwesternMedicineWC4BL@gmail.com
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR) – email@example.com
PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, GA) PCOM SGA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey, PA) – email@example.com
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA) – uiowaWC4BL@gmail.com
Rush University Medical College (Chicago, IL) – email@example.com
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ) – firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Medicine – University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS) – email@example.com
Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) – email@example.com
St. George’s University (True Blue, Grenada) – firstname.lastname@example.org
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine (Fort Worth, TX) – email@example.com
Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso (El Paso, TX) – FosterSOMWC4BL@gmail.com
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Touro College of Medicine (New York, NY) – email@example.com
Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
UAB School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL) – email@example.com
UC Davis School of Medicine (Sacramento, CA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
UMass Medical School (Worcester, MA) – email@example.com
UNC School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University at Buffalo Residency Programs (Buffalo, NY) – email@example.com
University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson, AZ) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR) – email@example.com
University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago (Chicago, IL) – UIWC4BL@gmail.com
University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington, KY) – email@example.com
University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI) – email@example.com
University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) – email@example.com
University of Pennsylvania Residencies (Philadelphia, PA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh, PA) – UPSOMWC4BL@gmail.com
University of Rochester School of Medicine (Rochester, NY) – email@example.com
University of the Pacific (California) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Toledo, OH) – email@example.com
University of Utah School of Medicine (Salt Lake City, UT) – uusomWC4BL@gmail.com
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine (Madison, WI) – UWSMPHWC4BL@gmail.com
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University (New York, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, RI) – email@example.com
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
Weill Cornell Medicine (New York, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, NY) – email@example.com
Western University of Health Sciences (Lebanon, OR) – WesternUPomWC4BL@gmail.com
Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) – WC4BLLebanon@westernu.edu
Wright State University – Boonshoft School of Medicine (Fairborn, OH) – WC4BLwsubsom@gmail.com
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
It appears that WC4BL is creating the next generation of doctors bent on using race as a primary goal of practicing and giving healthcare.
The Bottom Line
Our job is two-fold: 1) dismantling dominant, exploitative systems in the United States, which are largely reliant on anti-Black racism, colonialism, cisheteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism; and 2) rebuilding a future that supports the health and well-being of marginalized communities.
Doctors are trained in their specialty to provide their services to all of their patients regardless of race. When healthcare becomes political, healthcare suffers and patients suffer. When healthcare becomes a weapon to “dismantling dominant, exploitive systems in the United States” then medicine and doctors have become “fundamentally transformed” into political activists. We have seen doctors become agents of the state before, think of German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician Dr. Josef Mengele who became the Nazi Party’s “angle of death.”
Hate for America, hate for those who believe that gender is binary (male and female), hate of capitalism, hate of whites are not about treating those who need treatment. There appears to be a Marxist based movement that’s now taking over the medical profession and some medical schools.
This movement is dangerous, unhealthy and can only lead to the destruction of the medical profession.
Medicine has become weaponized for political purposes.
In our column “The Rise of the Bio-Medical Security State” we wrote:
In February 1920, Hitler presented a 25-point Program (the Nazi Party Platform) at a Nazi Party meeting. In the 25-point program, Nazi Party members publicly declared their intention to segregate Jews from “Aryan” society and to abrogate Jews’ political, legal and civil rights.
Fast forward to January 2022 and we now see a Democrat Party Platform, enforced by federal bureaucrats, Democrat members of Congress and party leaders, to segregate the “unvaccinated” from “American” society and to abrogate the political, legal and civil rights of the unvaxxed.
Now, sadly, we can add doctors to the ranks of the Bio-Medical Security State.
Next time you visit your doctor ask if they are a member of WC4BL. If their answer is yes then you may want to find another doctor.
Sad, but true.
©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.
TUCKER: The CDC made it official policy to withhold Covid vaccines on the basis of race. Affirmative action now governs Covid care.
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