America is in the midst of a national nursing shortage. But that doesn’t matter to one Texas healthcare provider because being woke was valued more than retaining at least one veteran nurse.
In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion article, Laura Morgan, who was a nurse for 39 years, asserted she lost her job because she refused to go along with mandatory “implicit bias” training.
Morgan wrote that she rejected the training because it was based on nothing except the fact that she is white.
“After 39 years of providing equal care to all my patients without regard to their race, I objected to a mandatory course grounded in the idea that I’m racist because I’m white,” Morgan noted. “I fear every healthcare professional will soon be forced to make the same awful decision I did: Falsely admit to being racist or abandon the medical field.”
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Morgan said her “ordeal” began in September 2021 when her company, Baylor, Scott & White Health, directed annual training for clinicians that this year included a course called “Overcoming Unconscious Bias.”
After reviewing the course, she requested a meeting with the nursing director and the human resources manager. Both blew her off.
“The idea of implicit bias is grounded in the belief that white people treat those who aren’t white worse than those who are. It’s part of the woke assumption that society, including healthcare, suffers from ‘systemic racism,’” she wrote. “Accordingly, my own supposed implicit bias, which is a euphemism for ingrained racism, must be rooted out. Not only that, it must be replaced with preferential treatment for the nonwhite.”
“I fail to see how real racial discrimination is justified by my nonexistent racism,” Morgan added.
The real systemic issue, Morgan noted, is the woke, anti-white agenda is what made it difficult for her to find a new job.
The global problem, however, is that more states, including red ones, are signing on to this mindset and requiring such training of healthcare providers in order to retain their licenses.
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“No state board of medicine or nursing provides sufficient evidence to support the claim that all white people are implicitly biased, and there’s plenty of scholarly research that shows that implicit-bias testing is flawed,” Morgan argued.
“Policymakers don’t seem to be considering the unintended consequences of these mandates. Accusing my peers and me of racism will contribute to soaring levels of burnout, causing many to leave the medical profession. Some, like me, will surely be forced out. Patients, especially minorities, will experience the most harm. Their caregivers are being told to admit to unconscious racism. Why would you see a physician who supposedly hates you and will hurt your health?”
She concluded, “No one—not me, my peers, or our patients—will be better off if more states call us liars and racists.