Ben Shapiro’s Investigation On DEI’s Influence On Medicine Sparks Outrage On Hill: ‘It Risks Lives’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Zach Jewell.

    Multiple Republican lawmakers expressed their outrage this week after Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro posted a shocking thread showing how doctors and medical associations have embraced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), signaling the possibility of action on the issue on Capitol Hill.

    Shapiro's thread, posted to X on Monday, dove into how some medical schools and doctors have pushed DEI in an effort to recruit more minority surgeons and stop hiring so many "walls of white men," especially after the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots in the summer of 2020. The Daily Wire editor emeritus said that his findings even show how some "top hospitals are abandoning key metrics when hiring surgeons."

    Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), a senior member of the House Subcommittee on Health, said in a statement to The Daily Wire that he plans to "lead the charge" against the issue in Congress.

    "Americans deserve to know their medical professionals are the most qualified candidate available, that grants awards are based on the most promising outcomes, and that all patients are treated equally without regard to their race or political views," the Florida congressman said. "As a senior member of the Health Subcommittee, I will be leading the charge to uphold this basic standard of care and hold those who violate it accountable."

    "There is no place for identity politics, discrimination and DEI in medicine - it risks lives," Bilirakis said.

    Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) said that "the law is very clear" about hiring practices that exclude anyone based on race or sex. In a video uncovered by Shapiro, Duke School of Medicine surgical resident Vignesh Raman celebrated treating a majority "non-white" population and suggested he and his team were trying to bring on more women and "non-white" surgeons. Raman also discussed how his "heart sinks" when he sees any of his patients wearing MAGA hats.


    Bishop, who is running for North Carolina attorney general, said that racial discrimination in hiring practices in the name of DEI "will not be tolerated."

    "Fantastic journalism from @benshapiro @realDailyWire," Bishop wrote. "DEI in medicine puts innocent lives at risk. When I'm AG, this blatant racial discrimination will not be tolerated."

    The North Carolina congressman, who is a former civil litigator, joined "Morning Wire" on Wednesday where he said he expects to see lawsuits filed against medical institutions that use DEI in their hiring practices.

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) also reposted Shapiro's thread on X, warning against DEI in health care.

    "Health care is meant to save lives and find the best of the best - not promote the latest in leftist ideologies that put patients in harm's way all to meet an arbitrary 'quota,'" he wrote.

    Duke has not commented on Shapiro's investigation that uncovered Raman's DEI discussion, but following Shapiro's thread, the original videos featuring Raman that were posted on YouTube have been taken down.

    Multiple political commentators and influential figures, including billionaire Elon Musk, also expressed their concern after Shapiro released the findings of his investigation. Shapiro's thread has now been viewed over 32 million times and reposted over 7,000 times.

    "DEI puts the lives of your loved ones at risk," said Musk.


    "Black surgeon here. This is insane," wrote former Trump administration official Dr. Ben Carson. "If we are going to save lives, we must keep identity politics out of the medical field."

    Former sports anchor Sage Steele - who sued ESPN alleging the network retaliated against her for making negative comments about the COVID vaccine - added, "The last sentence in the final tweet of this must-read thread should scare all of us: 'Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US' ... yet these universities & hospitals are more concerned about DEI than hiring the most qualified person for the job??!!"

Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
  Not sure
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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
845 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Understanding that this fragile Republic of the self-governed is in a precarious space in our nation's vast history: What is your honor bound patriotic duty in helping to sustain the continuance of these United States of America?
  I will depend on my Democratic Socialist politicians to continue to march hard toward the Left to provide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for all who think and do as they are told.
  I will defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and support all elected leaders who pledge to protect and insure the continued sovereignty of this Representative Republic.
  I am very concerned about maintaining my current life style without working. I was told that as long as I vote Democrat, I had nothing to worry about ... but now I worry.
296 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Considering the current overwhelming obstacles inflicting stress upon America's working class: rampant inflation; energy insecurity; supply chain turmoil; banking failures; foreign policy disasters; government corruption; (DEI) Diversity Equity Inclusion narrative, with WOKE extremes practiced; Climate Change ideology; intractable crime wave in Leftist cities; wide open border by executive design; a permanently discredited Legacy Media; failed or failing education industry, just to name a few of the many: Who should Americans blame?
  Donald J. Trump
  Joseph R. Biden
  Leftist controlled Congress for the last 4 years.
  Bloated, incompetent bureaucracy weaponized and poorly managed
  The electorate, US, for putting these fools in elected office that utterly fail
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