“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) – email@example.com
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (University Park, NM) – email@example.com
Chicago Health Coalition for Black Lives (Chicago, IL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago, IL) – email@example.com, https://sites.google.com/my.rfums.org/rfumsalliesforblacklives/home
College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University (Kansas City, MO) – KCUWc4bl@gmail.com
Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE) – email@example.com
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine (Greenville, NC) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA) – email@example.com
Florida State University College of Medicine (Tallahassee, FL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine (North Haven, CT) – netterWC4BL@gmail.com
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH) – email@example.com
Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) – firstname.lastname@example.org
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Washington, D.C.) – email@example.com
Kaiser Northern California (CA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas University School of Medicine (Kansas City, KS) – KUMCwhitecoats4blacklives@gmail.com
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) – email@example.com
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) – lsu.nola.WC4BL@gmail.com
Loyola University Chicago Stricht School of Medicine (Maywood, IL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) – MGHWC4BL@gmail.com
McGill University – Faculty of Medicine (Montreal, Quebec) – email@example.com
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center (Houston, TX) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA) – email@example.com
Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) – email@example.com
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) – NorthwesternMedicineWC4BL@gmail.com
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – email@example.com
Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR) – firstname.lastname@example.org
PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, GA) PCOM SGA – email@example.com
Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey, PA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) – email@example.com
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA) – uiowaWC4BL@gmail.com
Rush University Medical College (Chicago, IL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ) – email@example.com
School of Medicine – University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) – email@example.com
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) – firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George’s University (True Blue, Grenada) – email@example.com
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine (Fort Worth, TX) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso (El Paso, TX) – FosterSOMWC4BL@gmail.com
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) – email@example.com
Touro College of Medicine (New York, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) – email@example.com
UAB School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL) – firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Davis School of Medicine (Sacramento, CA) – email@example.com
UMass Medical School (Worcester, MA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
UNC School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC) – email@example.com
University at Buffalo Residency Programs (Buffalo, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson, AZ) – email@example.com
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO) – email@example.com
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago (Chicago, IL) – UIWC4BL@gmail.com
University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington, KY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) – email@example.com
University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN) – email@example.com
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Pennsylvania Residencies (Philadelphia, PA) – email@example.com
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh, PA) – UPSOMWC4BL@gmail.com
University of Rochester School of Medicine (Rochester, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of the Pacific (California) – email@example.com
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Toledo, OH) – firstname.lastname@example.org
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) – email@example.com
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, RI) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
Weill Cornell Medicine (New York, NY) – email@example.com
Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, NY) – firstname.lastname@example.org
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) – email@example.com
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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