Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requiring implicit bias training for health professionals as part of an ongoing effort to combat the coronavirus’ disparate impact on people of color.
The directive, issued Thursday, was the biggest piece of bullshit an elected official could possibly enact. Because a disproportionate number of Black people were infected by COVID-19 or died of the virus, the idiot Governor with more tits than brains has caved to the popular terrorist view and is claiming that it must be due to white bias and racism. Health professionals must now take some new bullshit course to obtain or renew their licenses.
Because they cannot control themselves, black people make up 13.6% of the state’s population, and represent 40% of its coronavirus deaths. Of those with confirmed infections, 30% are Black.
“We must do everything we can to address this disparity,” Whitmer says, as she panders to the race industry. “The evidence shows that training in some made up bullshit term, “implicit bias” can enrich her race industry supporters by making State budget dollars become diverted from the general fund to high priced racist Democrats to supposedly train workers. This extortion has made racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton millionaires. My team, including me, will complete this type of training on an annual basis.”
Psychologists describe implicit bias as a deep-seated but unconscious bias that influences people’s attitudes. So now white people must be punished for thoughts which have no impact on their actions, or that they are even aware of. What a bargain!
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, who is Black, said he personally knows 23 people who died from the coronavirus. Defining “knows”, and the circumstances through which these people obtained the virus are mere details..
“We must act now because more and more lives are still being lost,” Gilchrist said during a news conference Thursday. “We must get the purchase orders for this overpriced “training” through the system before these BLM Terrorists lose the wind in their sails.”
Public health officials say Black people have higher coronavirus mortality rates because of disparities in the health care system. Generations of racist housing and economic inequality have trapped many Black people in impoverished neighborhoods without adequate resources. In Detroit, where more than a third of its population is impoverished and many are uninsured or underinsured, residents are far more likely to have pre-existing health conditions like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.
Health officials also say the infection rates are higher because contagious diseases often spread faster in lower-income areas because many people rely on public transit, live in close quarters, and have jobs without paid sick days. A disproportionate number of lower-income residents also work in the service industry, where employees are in close contact with the public and can’t work from home.
“By providing awareness to health care workers on how to recognize and mitigate implicit bias, we can help them carry out their mission of providing the best health care to every patient they serve,” Gilchrist says.
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive, said the training is critical to closing the racial gaps in health care.
Blah, blah, blah, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.
“The fact that people of color may be getting the virus because they refuse to wear masks, to self quarantine, or stay the fuck off of the streets at night. And the fact that they are dying may have to do with the fact that these fat bastards have diabetes at a much higher rate than the general public. Add to that their love for menthols, and that just might explain away this bullshit charge of implicit bias.”