- Nov 26, 2019
- Status (Visible)
Agreed! this is terrifying to me. It's impossible to have differing opinions today. I couldn't have said it better. Thanks for this response. People that ask these kinds of questions (many) create a false dilemma that if you are against rioting and destruction of your city you are pro-racism. If you aren't actively doing something that they think is "antiracist" then you are a racist. If you are quiet and just trying to live your life then you are a terrible person. It's nuts what our country has become. And I fear that medicine will be infiltrated by these kinds of politics soon. Is it no longer okay to disagree. I mean people are afraid to come out and say they voted for a major party candidate today. Our country is no longer free.Anyone who works in the office of diversity and inclusion is likely geared to think a certain way. They are (either intentionally or unconsciously) screening out people for “wrongthink.” That is why they phrased the question “HOW would you support the protests, HOW would you contribute to the movement on this campus” rather than “would you support the protests and if so why or why not? What do you think needs changing in society regarding social justice and if so, why?” Anything else, any different opinion, any notion that someone wouldn’t support the protests and STILL be a good doctor/person is literally inconceivable to them. It’s how brainwashed people act, and it’s the same tactic used by governments all over the world to keep “undesirables” out of jobs, schools, and any places of power. Those who risked their lives to escape such governments recognize this trend, and are terrified by the slow, small steps to dehumanize the opposition, to call them names, to keep them quiet and afraid of either not gaining jobs or losing their livelihoods, until everyone must fall in line with the “morally right” (which by the way, is subjective, no matter what anyone says— you can be against brutality without supporting the protest tactics). When someone implies that their way is the ONLY way to think, the moral way, the way of truth and justice, and anyone who dares ask questions or disagree must have their ethics or capabilities questioned/fired/not hired/a bigot (add whatever name you want here)... you need to be very cautious, because that path has a very long and dark history.