In his The Epoch Times column, the skeptical doctor expresses his dismay at the unhealthy obsession with race in the Western medical world after coming across a particularly outlandish opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It’s later in the article in JAMA that the resemblance to apartheid thinking becomes more manifest. It goes on to argue that “minoritized” doctors will be preferred by “minoritized” patients, because they’ll understand such patients better and sympathize with them more. This, of course, assumes that human solidarity passes principally by race, which is precisely what the doctrinaires of apartheid always said. In any case, the assumption that patients always prefer doctors of their own background is false.