Cornell Medical CRT Class Calls to Dismantle ‘White Spaces’

Weill Cornell Medicine, a top medical institution in the United States, provides a “critical race theory” course for faculty and students which amplified negative narratives about America and was created “in collaboration” with a Hong Kong-based university which China has been exercising increasing control over.

Fox News Digital probed into a course created by The Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) at Cornell’s medical school and found radical antiracism training that extends far beyond a mission to eliminate disparities in health and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion.

The course, which isn’t mandatory, trained attendees into becoming “woke” activists. It even amplified defenses of violent uprising – the burning of businesses – in the name of racial justice.

Cornell University, like many institutions of higher education, has accelerated its DEI since the 2020 murder of George Floyd. For example, its medical institution has outlined a plan, reviewed by Fox News Digital, to implement race-focused hiring and promotions.

“This is naked racial discrimination and… a blueprint for racially segregated health care. In proposal after proposal, attempts to achieve quotas for individuals of minority communities as opposed to providing opportunity for the best and brightest unrelated to their racial background,” Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of Do No Harm said. “No institution should pursue The Cornell plan.”

The plan by the “Racial Justice and Equity Taskforce,” formulated by CCHEq leaders, also stresses how it will push equity content into 50% of its medical school lectures by 2025.


Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) Racial Allyship Training Course was created for faculty, students and researchers by some of the medical school’s DEI staff. {snip}

Its definition of “woke,” according to the course, is to be “alert to injustice in society, especially racism.” The critical race theory training was originally intended for White students and teachers at Cornell so that they can use their privilege to work “in solidarity… to help take down the [oppressive] systems.”


It notably presents far-left political ideology as statements of fact. For example, the institution of medicine and science definitively claims that “White privilege” exists and includes literature which blasts the idea of succeeding on merit as a “myth.”

“Statements which assert that race does not play a role in life successes” is a “microaggression,” the literature said. Examples of offensive statements included saying things like “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” and “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”

Another microaggression is “The notion that the values and communication styles of the dominant / White culture are ideal.”

The course called on students to “Decenter Whiteness and prioritize marginalized voices,” and later asks students to develop activism plans after they have adopted the DEI messages in the training.


The training called for students to reflect on a time when a White person’s voice had too much presence.


The course said K-12 education was “incomplete” as it failed to teach more about deep systemic oppression BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) experience. The course said students must “unlearn,” meaning to “discard… from one’s memory” old ideas.

For example, it taught attendees to undermine most judgments they may deem on the basis of a person’s character, and to focus on understanding behavior on the basis of historical oppression.

To drive home the idea of not judging character, the course presented commentary by activist Kimberly Jones in which she expressed indifference, and even support, to burning down neighborhoods during civil unrest.

“I’ve been seeing a lot of things…[of] people making commentary about we should not be rioting, we should not be looting, we should not be tearing up our own community. And then there’s been an argument of… we should be hitting them in the pocket… But, you know, I feel like we should do both,” she said.


She went on to explain that America, as an oppressive country, is actively blocking Black people from succeeding.


The course then asked attendees to keep Jones’ commentary in mind when they viewed the next video of a Black woman on a plane.

The woman was yelling at White people about their supposed “White privilege,” asserting she was a “queen” and must be listened to. The flight attendant was, at the time, asking the passenger to allow her through so she could go to the bathroom. But the woman refused to move.

“Note that we’re not focusing on whether she was right or wrong to behave the way she did, but rather on some of the societal realities of marginalized and minoritized people that created circumstances that led to her behavior,” the training said.

“Reflecting on the circumstances that could have led to her actions does not mean she wasn’t wrong. Rather, it gives us a way to 1) Avoid judging her character, and 2) Acknowledge the role of historical and current societal racism as a dominant influence on her choices.”

It then asked students to justify the disruptive behavior on the plane on the basis of purported systemic racism.

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