Johns Hopkins Medicine is once again caught in the web of leftist lunacy after their “Chief Diversity Officer,” Sherita Hill Golden, decided to grace the January issue of the “Diversity Digest” with a pointless “privilege list.” The “Diversity Digest,” from the “Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity,” featured this list as part of a discussion about the “Diversity Word of the Month”: privilege.
According to this mind-boggling list, privilege is defined as “a set of unearned benefits given to people who are in a specific social group” and operates on different levels to provide “advantages and favors to members of dominant groups at the expense of members of other groups.” The identities listed as “privileged” include white people, able-bodied people, heterosexuals, cisgender people, males, Christians, middle or owning class people, middle-aged people, and English-speaking people. What a shocker – apparently just being alive and middle-aged makes a person an oppressor in the eyes of Johns Hopkins.
How did we fall so far down the DEI rabbit hole? Johns Hopkins Medicine Scrambling After Publishing Its Definition of 'Privilege' https://t.co/otzKsSSNSH
— Jane Hughes,MD (@janehughesmd) January 11, 2024
After receiving well-deserved backlash online, Chief Diversity Officer Golden attempted to backpedal and retract the preposterous definition of privilege included in the “Diversity Digest.” She expressed deep regret for including the definition and retracted it, adding that she was sorry for the “exclusionary and hurtful” impact it had on the community. It’s almost comical how she’s suddenly a fan of inclusivity after blatantly smearing people based on their language, age, race, gender, and abilities.
However, Golden’s attempt at damage control is nothing but a feeble excuse. Rather than taking full responsibility for the inflammatory definition, she blamed it on being “overly simplistic and poorly worded.” The real kicker is that the diversity office isn’t actually sorry for sharing such a divisive definition; they’re just sorry they got caught being utterly ridiculous.
Golden’s initial message made it abundantly clear that she views certain people as oppressors with no room for redemption. This kind of mindset is the antithesis of inclusivity, and even her half-hearted apology admitted that obsessing over these ideologies is inherently exclusionary. The fact that a supposedly reputable institution like Johns Hopkins is catering to this kind of divisive nonsense is beyond disappointing.