Trump Is Right About Anti-White Discrimination

Former President Donald Trump was in classic form at his Arizona rally last Saturday. It’s no surprise journalists and late-night comedians were incensed by one of the rally highlights.

The former president criticized the disturbing trend of anti-white discrimination in COVID treatment. 

“The Left is now rationing life-saving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating . . . white people to determine who lives and who dies,” Trump said. “If you’re white you don’t get the vaccine or if you’re white you don’t get therapeutics. . . . In New York state, if you’re white, you have to go to the back of the line to get medical health.”

This is a shocking, but true statement. At least three states—New York, Utah, and Minnesota—have prioritized nonwhites over whites for COVID therapeutics. All three of these states were only following the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations to enact this policy. Some places even prioritized non-whites for vaccination. This trend has been well documented by the Washington Free Beacon and other outlets.

But the mainstream media claimed this was “misinformation.” The New York Times declared: “There is no evidence that white Americans are being denied access to vaccines or treatments.” The Times then offered the evidence that nonwhites are prioritized for COVID treatment, but defended it as necessary because of their “higher risk.” The Associated Press “fact check” also declared it false while showing proof that whites are discriminated against in these states. 

The media claims this evidence just shows nonwhites need these particular treatments more than whites because of “systemic racism.” That apparently proves preferential treatment isn’t anti-white discrimination.

To really show how much Trump’s statement irritated liberal elites, Jimmy Kimmel—a bargain bin political pundit masquerading as a late-night comedian—mocked the former president’s claim to his dwindling audience. Kimmel called it a “COVID conspiracy theory that is outlandish even by Donald Trump standards.” “White people are being sent to the back of the line?! I guess Martin Luther King’s dream has been realized at last,” he joked.

The crowd yukked it up, of course. You’re supposed to laugh at claims of anti-white discrimination. Silly white people need to learn that they can only be racist and racism can never happen to them. This is what all the good and very smart people like Jimmy Kimmel believe. They think people who believe whites can be discriminated against are only worthy of mockery. You don’t want to be laughed at by Kimmel and his double-masked audience, do you?

But anti-white discrimination is very real in our society. What is affirmative action but a way to deny qualified whites admission into a university or access to a job? The same mindset that justifies not hiring a white person because it offends diversity also justifies denying life-saving care to a white person.

Prominent medical researchers have made this argument. Harold Schmidt, a University of Pennsylvania medical professor, told the New York Times it was right to discriminate against whites when it came to COVID treatment. “Older populations are whiter. Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit,” he said.

Two physicians argued in the Boston Review in May that America needs an “An Antiracist Agenda for Medicine.” How to do this? The doctors argue that physicians should preferentially [admit] patients historically denied access to certain forms of medical care.” Both doctors say they already do this in their own practice. 

This sentiment is only going to become more prevalent as critical race theory entrenches itself in medicine. The American Medical Association demands doctors and medical schools commit themselves to “anti-racism” and work to end “systemic racism.” The Biden Administration incentivizes medical practices to implement “anti-racist” plans in their workplace. What’s the result of all this? White people will increasingly be put at the back of the line for medical care. 

It could already be happening in hospitals around the country. A West Coast doctor told journalist Katie Herzog: “I’ve heard examples of COVID-19 cases in the emergency department where providers go, ‘I’m not going to go treat that white guy, I’m going to treat the person of color instead because whatever happened to the white guy, he probably deserves it.’”

And liberals will still chuckle at this reality. Because the late-night comic told them only rubes would believe such a thing.

About Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford is a Capitol Hill refugee now earning an honest living.

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