Healthcare professionals across Michigan fell under controversial state implicit bias training rules this week. Like hundreds of thousands of others licensed in healthcare, I received an email from the State of Michigan.
Dear Licensee –
The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to remind you that the Michigan Public Health Code – General Rules were revised last year and now require implicit bias training for your profession. The requirements apply to both new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations BEGININING TODAY, JUNE 1, 2022.
The notice defines “implicit bias” as:
“(A)n attitude or internalized stereotype that affects an individual’s perception, action, or decision making in an unconscious manner and often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, disability, or other characteristic.”
Now, where I come from, original sin is considered part of human nature. In fact, according to the Bible and the Federalist Papers, being flawed is the great equalizer of humanity. Moreover, much as we all need salvation, there’s already a plan. Our Savior delivers us from guilt and shame, and we have the Book of instructions from God.
Neither the US nor the Michigan Constitution empower government oversight of beliefs. On the contrary, beliefs are squarely planted in self-governance and churches of our choice.
Here in America, constitutional freedom of conscience bars state encroachment into our hearts and minds. Thoughts, conscious or otherwise, are judged by God alone. Man’s law can judge only external actions.
Human nature is exactly why in America, we don’t accept thought police.
Implicit Bias Training promotes a particular worldview
IBT is part of identity politics and Critical Race Theory (CRT) – supported or abhorred, depending upon where one falls on the political ideology spectrum.
The CRT Worldview:
- A lens of race colors all of life
- There is no absolute truth
- There is no inherent equality from the Creator; derived power confers equity
- Color assigns everyone status as oppressor or victim
- Racism permeates our system, condemning it to destruction
Contrast CRT with this biblical perspective, or watch this pro-IBT writer describe the pitfalls of mandating IBT in healthcare. Connect deeper historic context and links to Marxist theory here.
IBT is about Politics, not good healthcare
Our Executive Branch is playing politics with health licensing rules. It began with the Executive Order for IBT rules over healthcare in 2020, and it crosses far over the line of normal fact-based clinical education.
Furthermore, as healthcare instructors say, “Training is for pets.” Professionals are educated!
ADDED 3-30-2023: Professionals are pushing back.
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Governor Whitmer’s political use of health policy is fairly clear and well-known.
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The implementation of IBT proves how wicked government can become when the wrong people, those against the Constitution and the freedom of man, take control. When a populace does not realize that these things implemented are corrupt and actually illegal according to the highest law of our land, the Constitution, they become as slaves ruled by these wicked individuals. Whitmer herself was the biggest cause of DEATH in 2020, in nursing homes when she chose to have COVID infected people placed into nursing homes where they then infected (and spread overall infection in the State) others who lived in the homes, causing far more death. Enough of this! People need to wake up and see what has really been going on. NO ONE, especially any government official, knows what is in MY heart or anyone else’s. As a nurse of 32 years, I have never treated any of my patients as lessers or discriminated against them because their skin color was different than mine or because of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. Jesus Christ is my Savior, and He teaches me to LOVE MY NEIGHBOR AS MYSELF and care for the helpless, no matter who they are. I obey HIM over government tyrants who actually hate the truth and real Law in order to impose their own tyrannical controls. This IBT is FICTION and false accusation leveled on all people, as if all are guilty when that cannot be proved or how much in any person, and it is ILLEGAL in the USA, which includes ALL states. I pray that class-action lawsuits are springing up to stop this illegal move of tyranny. It doesn’t belong in the USA, the land of the free and home of the brave. It is our duty as citizens of this great country to resist this evil lie and push back, and make it NULL and VOID, the way it should be. Fellow healthcare workers, please, speak up! There is strength in numbers.
One more thing, Gretchen Whitmer is a most excellent example of someone showing implicit bias, in the open and without shame, against unborn human beings, being one of the most abortion-supporting, abortion-loving politicians our state has ever seen. What open hypocrisy for her to dare open her mouth and judge anyone else when her heart is so black and evil against the most innocent of humankind, the pre-born baby inside the womb. What is sicker is that she talks about her support of abortion with a sick diabolical grin on her face. I’ve never seen a healthcare look that way in my long career.
Also, the word “race” needs to be removed from the IBT rule. While there are many ethnicities in the world (all beautiful and created by God) there is only ONE race, the human race. Time to stop using the word “race.” It’s another fictional word. And more than that, it shows how the REAL racists are those who wrote up this IBT rule. They are the ones who see different “races” when there is but ONE race. Jesus said, when a person judges wrongly, they open themselves up for greater condemnation, and further than that, those who do it make it obvious that THEY are the real racists. This rule needs to be thrown back into the pit of hell where it belongs.
Hello. My name is James Dickson, and I’m with Michigan Capitol Confidential. We are doing a story on Michigan’s new “implicit bias” requirement for medical professionals. We would like to speak to someone from the group, perhaps Abigail Nobel, about how the new requirement lands, and any concerns the group has.
Is there a good time later today (Monday) or Tuesday to talk?
Michigan Capitol Confidential
Hi, I had to take the implicit bias training and can give you specific examples of this idiocity.