Tara Gustilo v. Hennepin Healthcare

And Other News

July 28th, 2021


Doctor Accused of “Internalized Whiteness” Ousted from Position

Dr. Tara Gustilo is of Filipino descent, the mother of black children, and a Harvard-educated physician at Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) in Minneapolis. She was Chair of the OB/GYN Department, until HHS decided her personal views on race did not correspond with her skin color and revealed her supposed “internalized whiteness.”

Over the last decade, Dr. Gustilo has served successfully in various leadership roles at HHS. She created a program to reflect cultural differences in birthing practices to better serve her diverse patients. But over time, her colleagues transformed this program into racially segregated care. When Dr. Gustilo voiced her objections, advocated for race-neutral care, and criticized racial essentialism on her personal Facebook page, her colleagues told her that she, as a person of color, should hold the same race-essentialist views they do and could not lead because she does not share those beliefs. HHS then removed her from her position as Chair of the OB/GYN department. Dr. Gustilo has now filed an EEOC discrimination charge against HHS.


Please support Dr. Gustilo in her advocacy for civil rights, constitutional liberties, and our common humanity.


Reclaiming Nonviolence in the Age of Antiracism

John Wood Jr. of Braver Angels wrote a powerful essay reflecting on Dr. King's dream for America, his childhood, and the current wave of illiberal neo-racism posing as “antiracism.”

“Audacious and comprehensive, antiracism has swept into American institutions with the avenging fervor of a storm stirred river. Yet might the currents of antiracism threaten to defer the dream of King further still?”


Read the full article here.


Other News

For POLITICO, Maggie Severns shared stories of Biden voters who are deeply concerned about the growing race-essentialist orthodoxies in their children's schools. 

FAIR President Bion Bartning is quoted saying, “I grew up with very liberal values, and believing in the goal where we judge each other by our character and not by the color of our skin.”

While the article discusses the politics behind neo-racism, FAIR believes that this is an issue of recognizing our common humanity rather than one of partisanship. 


Read the full article here.


For Alpha News, A.J. Kaufman covered how the Sartell-St. Stephen School District tried to hide its “equity survey” from the eyes of concerned parents. 

A young girl spoke at the school board meeting and said, “Being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable, like I was doing something wrong.”


Read the full article here.


For Quillette, Peter Savodnik wrote an article detailing the semantics behind the term “systemic racism” and how a group of people who subscribe to the “antiracist” orthodoxy instrumentalizes the term.

“When the radicals call something ‘systemic’ or ‘structural,’ what they really mean is invisible or, better yet, incapable of being experienced.”


Read the full article here.


For her podcast, Honestly, FAIR Advisor Bari Weiss was joined by fellow Advisor Maud Maron to discuss Maron's ordeal with neo-racism in the workplace and her ongoing lawsuit.

"How did this happen? Why is Maud Maron being lied about so flagrantly? And why did she decide to sue Legal Aid? The institution to which she had dedicated her life?"


Listen to the podcast here.


For his Substack, It Bears Mentioning, FAIR Advisor John McWhorter weighed in on scrapping SATs in favor of “holistic” admissions processes at universities.

“I recall a rare moment of honesty – oddly, in front a room full of black students – where a black professor told me in a question session that if it weren’t for evaluating according to spunk, none of the black kids in the room would be there.”


Read the full article here.


FAIR Advisor Coleman Hughes was joined by fellow Advisor Ayaan Hirsi Ali on his podcast Conversations With Coleman. The two discussed the erosion of women's rights along with many other pressing issues.


Listen to the podcast here.


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