Political correctness and social justice has infected higher education in America at the highest levels. Nothing is sacred. One hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School is even planning to remove portraits of white male doctors, to supposedly make the environment more inclusive.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard teaching hospital to take down portraits of prestigious white male doctors
A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School will take down portraits of prestigious white male doctors that adorn a venerable amphitheater and scatter them throughout the grounds in a new diversity and inclusion effort.
Of the 31 various doctors and department heads that have their paintings hung in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, all are men, 30 are white, and one is Chinese. They’ve been described as “pioneers of medicine,” and getting a portrait hung there is something great to aspire to, according to the white male doctor who most recently had his image installed, Dr. Ron Walls, founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
But apparently having a cluster of white male doctors’ portraits — great as they may be — sends a message to employees and students that “white men are in charge,” Dr. Jeroan Allison, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School who researches health disparities, told the Boston Globe, which first reported the news.
A hospital official told the Globe removing the portraits will create a “sense of belonging” for women and minority employees and students.
So they’re going to make it a more inclusive environment by excluding others? That makes no sense.