In an article published in The Free Press on 3 May, the group’s founder, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, who spent most of his career at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, recounts that after an unbelievable series of harassment he suffered, “In March 2022, I published a book, ‘Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns,’ and started a non-profit called Do No Harm with some acquaintances to fight discriminatory practices in medicine. We have initiated a program to inform the public and combat illegal discrimination. We demand that any proposed changes to medical school admission standards or testing require legislative approval and a public hearing, and we are getting results. Our argument is that medical schools are committed to racial discrimination in the service of diversity, equity and inclusion. We have filed more than seventy complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which exists largely to investigate schools that discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, age and disability. Certainly, the radical activists did not expect anyone to turn the administrative state against them, but that is what we did. And it worked, even under the Biden administration.”
In fact, the group’s website clearly explains the reasons behind the efforts of this commendable group of physicians and health professionals:
“We believe that every patient deserves access to the best possible care and that barriers to care should be broken down. However, the radical ideology of ‘anti-racism’ is creating new barriers and bad practices that jeopardize the health and well-being of everyone, including the people it claims to help…We draw attention to the radical ideology of ‘anti-racism’ in health care. It is increasingly entrenched within medical education and training, medical research, medical practice, and medical public policy, and it promotes divisive and discriminatory ideas. This reality is not well known, so we shed light on the extent of the problem and offer concrete solutions to solve it.”
“We at Do No Harm,” the article in The Free Press reads, “have pointed out publicly and repeatedly that the most likely basis for health disparities is not racism, but patients presenting late in the course of illness, too late to get the best outcomes. For this reason, we call for better access for minority patients and encourage health care institutions to improve access to minority communities. We believe that focusing on racial identity harms health care… which will lead to even worse outcomes… My advice to colleagues, young and old, is this: fight back using every tool at your disposal. Highlight the harms that result from lowering medical professional standards. Denounce the discrimination done in the name of ‘fairness’ and ‘anti-racism’.” The woke doctrine destroys the culture of the U.S. But the ‘woke health’ virus will kill more than the Covid 19 pandemic.