(CBrief) – A new analysis of a dissenting opinion written by the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent appointment, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, in the high court’s overturning of affirmative action programs on college campuses points out another major “error.”
In a column at FoxNews.com, Jay P. Greene, a senior fellow at Do No Harm, a non-profit group that fights to protect the healthcare industry and medical education from being driven by radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology, criticized Brown for relying on a flawed defense of racial discrimination.
“It’s now well known that Jackson repeated an embarrassing falsehood while defending affirmative action in college admissions. In her Students for Fair Admissions dissent, she asserted that matching Black physicians with Black patients doubles survival rates for newborns, a claim that’s equally unbelievable and factually unsupported,” he wrote.
“But this is not the only mistake Jackson made. Her second error shows the diversity-industrial complex’s deep corruption of medicine – and its threat to Americans’ health,” he added.
In her dissent, Jackson claimed, “research shows that Black physicians are more likely to accurately assess Black patients’ pain tolerance and treat them accordingly,” for instance, “prescribing them appropriate amounts of pain medication.”
Greene said that a footnote in her dissent makes reference to an amicus brief from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), “the same source that led to Jackson’s first mistake.”
The brief refers to four studies to support its contention.
However, none of those studies delve into whether black doctors are more effective in treating the pain of black patients, Greene said. While all four studies address the challenges faced by black patients regarding pain management, none of them specifically analyze the efficacy of doctors from different racial backgrounds. The AAMC either misinterpreted the research findings or purposely fabricated this assertion without supporting evidence, he added.
“It’s unfortunate that Jackson and her elite-trained clerks were led astray by yet another falsehood. But it’s unconscionable that the Association of American Medical Colleges got the facts so wrong in such a high-stakes case. Most concerning of all, it’s unsurprising for this once prestigious yet still powerful organization,” Greene added.
The AAMC, representing every accredited medical school in the U.S. and Canada, has placed an excessive emphasis on diversity. It staunchly advocates for increased recruitment of black students, even if it involves potential discrimination against students of other races and the lowering of admission standards, Greene continued.
The AAMC not only refuses to entertain opposing viewpoints but also appears to misinterpret research and possibly fabricates evidence to bolster its stance, he said.
“These are the actions of a radicalized organization – one that puts political demands above its stated goal of improving medical education,” Greene wrote. “The AAMC’s faulty justification of race-based admissions, seen in its amicus brief, is bad enough. Yet the association’s extremist turn doesn’t end there.”
Greene asserted that the AAMC has discreetly assessed its member schools’ dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. After obtaining freedom of information reports, he said his organization discovered documentation from 34 medical schools, outlining their adoption and implementation of 89 AAMC-approved DEI initiatives.
The list encompasses practices such as hiring and promoting professors based on DEI metrics, establishing a permanent DEI bureaucracy, advocating for DEI policies at all government levels, and making DEI a “key learning outcome.” On average, medical schools have fulfilled 85 percent of the AAMC’s directives, Greene said.
“Other mandatory topics include ‘colonization, white supremacy, acculturation, [and]assimilation,’” he added. “The AAMC sponsors medical schools’ accrediting body, so institutions that don’t teach these medical divisive concepts risk losing their ability to issue degrees.
“The AAMC’s actions are lowering, not raising, the quality of medical education, which in turn lowers the quality of future medical care. By repeating the organization’s false claims about racial preferences in college admissions, Justice Jackson has shined a light on the deeper danger that DEI poses to Americans’ health and well-being,” he concluded.