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The Anti-Woke Right's Race-Conscious Problem
The goal of the far-left was to make everyone, even the people who disagreed with them, more race-conscious.
The problem is that many in the anti-woke crowd are falling for their traps. I'm going to use this video as an example of it:
First, let's talk about what race-conscious actually means. It means that in every scenario, you consider race as an important component of the interactions or outcomes of the people involved. Ultimately, you see race primarily and the individual secondary (or not at all).
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What the anti-woke crowd doesn't understand is that this concept works both ways. You can see race as a reason for someone being oppressed in every scenario like how leftists do or you can presume race as a key component for someone's success like some who are anti-woke.
So, surface level analysis of this video:
It is a video taken by a black female who is scanning an audience filled with young black medical students wearing white jackets with the caption "Your future doctors look like you".
There is no other information you can gain initially, so anything else provided is all assumptive by the viewer. Many of the anti-woke presume this might be a graduation ceremony from a medical school and then leap to the conclusion that they were all diversity admissions.
However, they'd be wrong. This video was taken at a conference in Hartford, CT called AMEC 2023. AMEC is organized by the SNMA, which is a primarily black student-run organization founded in 1964 by Howard University & Meharry Medical College medical students.
Yes, a black-founded organization by students who went to historically black colleges had a conference for black medical students from all over the country, which is held yearly.
When you learn these facts, doesn't the outrage seem absurd?
The problem is that people lack curiosity when they want reasons to confirm their biases. The existence of race-based preferential treatment towards black people in certain areas does not mean that every black person was selected due to these measures.
Mind you, many of these people talk about the importance of being colorblind and treating people as individuals yet their immediate response was to group these black medical students together and place them into the category of not deserving to wear a white coat.
They always talk about admissions favorability but they never talk about actual graduation rates. Of all graduates from the 2022-2023 class, only 5% of medical school graduates were black. So, are they actually conveyor-belting black people in med school?
They want you to believe that becoming a doctor, one of the hardest professions, has a smooth path for black students to the point of passing them just to fulfill numbers, hence, they are undeserving of their degrees and licenses. They must take black tests & exams too, right?
Maybe you're someone who'd say "White people can't have an organization like that without getting in trouble".
Well, you'd be wrong again.
How about the Polish-American Medical Society, which has been around since 1946? How about the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society? If you saw their event videos online, would you mockingly talk about their "diversity" too?
Many who claim to be anti-woke are becoming the very people they criticize. The people who are supposedly tired of talking about race when leftists bring it up, can't help but be triggered by something as benign as a group of happy black people in white coats.
In their desperation to fight the left, they became just like them. They're now race-conscious and they still think they're winning the culture war.
But when you discard your principles, you lose every time. Quit staring into the abyss because it always stares back.