HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — A major public hospital system in South Florida encourages employees to join separate networking groups based on characteristics such as skin color, gender and sexual preferences.
Memorial Healthcare System’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) distributed brochures promoting groups for black, female, Latino and LGBTQ employees, The Floridian reports. The groups promoted on the brochure include: “Black Employee Network, Women Employee Network, Latino Employee Network and LGBTQ+ Employee Network.”
“You're invited to sit at a very important table,” the brochures state. “Join an employee network. In our employee networks, you and your co-workers can connect, learn more about your diverse experiences and viewpoints and work together to promote a positive, supportive and inclusive environment at Memorial.”
Memorial is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation and is home to one of the largest hospitals in Florida, according to their website.
PROMOTING AN “INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT”
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Stop WOKE Act in 2022, prohibiting mandatory DEI training, but the law does not restrict these voluntary associations.
“Employee Networks are volunteer networking groups within Memorial that are being formed by employees for employees, based on a shared demographic, identity, affinity, life stage, or life/health experience,” a Memorial spokesperson told The Floridian in a statement. “These groups are open to everyone who would like to join, learn from each other, share diverse experiences and viewpoints and work together to promote a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment.”
INTERSECTIONALITY AND MEDICINE
DEI programs at companies typically serve as hubs for advancing an intersectional paradigm among employees.
The Center for Intersectional Justice defines intersectionality as: “the ways in which systems of inequality based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, class and other forms of discrimination ‘intersect’ to create unique dynamics and effects.”
Under the lens of “critical theory,” individuals are classified as “oppressors” or “victims” based on the aforementioned characteristics rather than by behavior alone. This paradigm stems from the post-war Marxist ideology created by the Frankfurt School – a group of mainly German-Jewish social theorists who argued that stoking racial and cultural division in America and Western society would be the only way to bring about the communist takeover they desired.
On April 17, The Floridian reported on a “LGBTQ+ Inclusion Healthcare” training at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Days prior, The Florida Standard exposed how University of Florida Health’s laboratories will stop differentiating between male and female ranges on diagnostic tests in the interest of “inclusivity.”