On the heels of a lawsuit brought against Texas medical schools for violating civil rights law through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies, another Texas medical school reportedly targeted white medical students by taking down their graduation photos.
Texas A&M Medical School removed a picture that was ‘prominently displayed’ at the entrance of the school that had white males graduating from the institution.
Texas A&M’s medical school ranks 80th in the nation, according to U.S News & World Report.
The decision to take down pictures of white male students follows other concerning developments at America’s medical schools.
In October of last year, a Minnesota medical school forced students to take an oath to “honor Indigenous ways of healing,” and commit to “anti-racism,”
Texas A&M Medical School offered the following response when reached for comment:
“At Texas A&M we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment to create skilled physicians ready to address current and future health needs with a foundation built on the core values of our university,” said a Texas A&M spokesperson.
The National Desk Reports–
Texas A&M Med School is removing photos of white graduates in the name of DEI. To them, diversity always meant less white people, now they’re just saying it out loud. https://t.co/YZd0IuakLX
— Armen Tooloee (@tooloee) January 19, 2023
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (TND) — Texas A&M’s School of Medicine removed photos of graduating seniors who are white males, which were prominently displayed at the entrance of the school, as an example of the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
The school indicated such in a survey completed last year for the Association of American Medical Colleges, a nonprofit accrediting organization. The survey responses, which touted the school’s commitment to DEI, were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm, which passed along the completed survey to The National Desk (TND).
In the survey, the school cited the fact that it removed “predominantly white male photos of graduating class prominently displayed on the entrance” as an example of promoting inclusive communications and branding.
The survey detailed other institutional commitments to DEI that the school has made, including DEI trainings for faculty, the creation of a “holistic admissions program,” and salary reviews based on “diversity.”