On Wednesday, Hunter Biden revealed to the public in a bombshell statement that he is under federal investigation regarding his taxes.
On top of that, the past few months have also seen Hunter at the center of increasing controversy, when The New York Post published the details of emails it had obtained from his laptop in an exposé, purporting to show that he leveraged his father’s position as the Obama administration’s public face of its policy toward Ukraine in his business dealings.
In the 15-second clip, President-elect Biden is standing up from behind a table to leave Friday’s transition team press briefing announcing staff, when Doocy—lobs the heavy question from off camera.
“Did Hunter Biden commit a crime?” Doocy shouted at President-elect Biden. “Have you spoken to your son, Mr. President-elect?”
“I’m proud of my son,” Biden replied softly, with the video clip ending after that.
This isn’t the first time that the president-elect has expressed his pride in his son since Wednesday’s statement from the younger Biden.
The Biden-Harris transition team on Wednesday said of the federal investigation that the president-elect is “deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”
Hunter, like his father, has experienced difficult challenges in his life, all while in the public eye. Notably, Hunter’s biological mother and younger sister were killed in a tragic car crash in December 1972, when his father was just elected to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Hunter and his older brother Beau, who died from brain cancer in 2015, were in the car and seriously injured.
Later in his life, Hunter would also struggle immensely in his battle with drug addiction, which President-elect Biden has spoken publicly about.
“My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem,” Biden said during the September 29 debate with Trump, after the president went after Hunter for his 2014 discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine.
“He’s overtaken it, he’s fixed it, he’s worked on it, and I’m proud of him,” Biden added.
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More than half of top Medical Schools now mandate Critical Race Theory
In a win for the woke warriors who care more about feelings than they do science or medical wellbeing, medical schools are being forced to mandate Critical Race Theory (CRT) training.
According to the Critical Race Training in Education database and reported by the Daily Caller:
Approximately 58 of the top 100 medical schools ranked by the U.S. News & World report include CRT in their courses and student training, according to the Critical Race Training in Education database. Of the top schools, 46 provide students and staff with resources by Robin DiAngelo, the author of “Nice Racism,” a book about how progressive white people perpetuate racial harm, and Ibram X. Kendi, the author of several books on antiracism including “Stamped.”
The Critical Race Training in Education database states, “As with our higher education database, some have embraced CRT explicitly, while others have a continuum of programming, such as ‘antiracism,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ that does not easily fit into a Yes/No construct…We provide information from which you can make the most informed decision possible.”
The Daily Caller notes that CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.
The antiracism push in medical education is increasing; to reach diversity, equity and inclusion goals, 35.6% of medical schools are offering incentives to departments who meet the diversity goals set by the institution. In July, the Association of American Medical Colleges released new guidelines on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for medical schools to teach students to consider their “privilege” and patients’ “intersectionality” when providing treatment.
The Daily Caller provides a breakdown on some of the nation’s top Medical Schools:
Harvard Medical School, named the top medical school in the country by the U.S. News & World report, is developing new classes for their masters and Ph.D. programs which will help students “acknowledge the ways in which racism is embedded in science and scientific culture and work to redress these longstanding issues,” according to Harvard Medical School’s website. The school’s Global Surgery and Social Change program requires its students to “participate in and lead informed discussions about antiracism through a dedicated antiracism curriculum” in order to educate students on the “history of racism and colonialism in health.”
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, ranked third in the U.S. News & World report of medical schools, has racial affinity caucusing groups for students to participate in “antiracist work and process the impact of racism on ourselves and our community,” the school’s website reads. In September 2022, the school announced its “Differences Matter Initiative” to help the school “accelerate the achievement of equity and inclusion across the medical profession.”
Duke University School of Medicine, ranked sixth by the U.S. News & World report of medical schools, implemented an antiracism committee to “incorporate teaching racism and racial inequities” through “teaching, research and clinical missions,” the school website showed. The school offers resources including “an antiracist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi” to help further its goal of making the school “an educational and research leader and agent of change towards an antiracist culture.”
The department of surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, ranked 68th for medical schools in the nation, provides “ongoing faculty development sessions in topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion,” the school website stated. Students in the department of surgery will be taught to “eliminate the impact of implicit and explicit bias” within their practice.
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