Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Jackson Uses Fake Medical Data to Justify Woke Opinion
We all know the mainstream media is controlled by “woke” liberals, but just how prevalent have their dangerous ideals become?
Last month, a couple of bogus statistics brought to light by a Supreme Court ruling reveal the ways in which wokeism (liberal progressive ideology) has infiltrated the medical industry.
On June 29th, in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, the Supreme Court decided with a vote of 6-3 that race can no longer be a factor in college admissions (click here to read more). The vote fell along ideological lines, with conservative justices supporting the student advocacy group’s argument that race-based admissions policies are unfair to white and Asian students.
The court’s three liberal members argued in favor of affirmative action policies, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson insisting that racial diversity leads to the “betterment” of students and communities. To defend her claim that racial diversity “saves lives” and is necessary for “marginalized communities,” Jackson included the following two statistics in her dissenting opinion:
1. “For high-risk Black newborns, having a Black physician more than doubles the likelihood that the baby will live.”
2. “Research shows that Black physicians are more likely to accurately assess Black patients’ pain tolerance and treat them accordingly,” including “prescribing them appropriate amounts of pain medicine.”
These stats come from an amicus brief filed by lawyers representing the Association of American Medical Colleges. The AAMC represents all accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada and determines the information our future doctors will learn in school.
Claim #1 is sourced from a 2020 study conducted by George Mason University Professor Brad Greenwood. The study found that Black newborns are between 0.13% and 0.2% more likely to survive if they have a black pediatrician. The study found no correlation between Black newborns and Black obstetricians and did not include the verbiage “high-risk,” though it did show a higher mortality rate for white newborns with black doctors.
Claim #2 is sourced from four separate studies – none of which link patient outcomes to the race of the physician, but all of which note Black patients’ historic problems with chronic pain management.
So did the AAMC’s lawyers misunderstand these studies? Unlikely. It appears the lawyers invented or skewed the data to align more closely with woke philosophy. Keep in mind the amicus brief was submitted to the Supreme Court in favor of maintaining affirmative action admissions policies.
We can almost excuse Jackson for believing this information given the supposed integrity of the AAMC, but we cannot ignore the broader implication.
“My opposition to the brief is that the justices are in a poor position to judge the veracity or accuracy of such studies,” wrote Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University. “They simply pick and choose between rivaling studies to claim a definitive factual foundation for an opinion.
The AAMC has gone to great lengths in its quest to achieve racial diversity in medical schools – even going so far as to lower admissions standards to recruit Black students. According to freedom of information reports obtained by Fox News, the organization considers diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a “key learning outcome.” In its instructions to schools, the AAMC presents DEI as a major factor in admissions and recruiting, hiring, promoting, and developing curricula.
Among the latest mandatory subjects of study are:
- White supremacy
- Intersectionality and the ability to recommend medical treatment based on a patient’s social and political identity.
Nearly all medical schools comply with AAMC directives, as they risk losing their ability to issue degrees to students if they refuse.
The AAMC’s stated goal is to improve medical education, but this is the exact opposite of what they are doing. The real tragedy here is that by following these directives, universities are actively creating a future with a lower standard of medical care.