Skip to comments.Trumpís Merit-Based University Attendance Policy Assailed [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/11/2018 10:25:51 AM PDT by John Semmens
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a statement taking issue with a recent Trump Administration policy reversing an Obama policy pushing racial diversity guidelines. The Administrations policy of encouraging universities receiving federal aid to focus solely on merit when deciding which students to admit leaves us deeply concerned, the statement reads. The assumption that competence is more important than diversity when determining who will be allowed to practice medicine is a departure from the directive given by the immediately previous administration.
We dont deny that that competence should play a role in the process, but it should not dominate other social objectives, the statement continued. Allowing less competent minorities to get in on the action has value. It raises the esteem of the individual granted a medical license. It raises the esteem of all people of the same race when they observe that one of their kind is a doctor. The possibility that the percentages of persons harmed by less competent physicians may rise is a tolerable price to pay for the broader social benefits of racial diversity within the profession.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the AAMC reaction overwrought. All were doing is removing any excuse from universities for potential negative consequences for not selecting the best and brightest regardless of race. They can still admit less capable students if they want. What they wont be able to say is that the government told them to do that.
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The assumption that competence is more important than diversity when determining who will be allowed to practice medicine is a departure from the directive given by the immediately previous administration.
And giving an undergraduate “A” student’s place in medical school to a transgender, transracial, transhuman (ie a chimp who thinks it is human) should make you feel so much better as you are about to undergo open heart surgery by it.
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