University Educators Reportedly Assigned Material Supporting Abolition of Borders

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( – Medical transparency group Do No Harm claimed that UCLA first-year medical students had been assigned reading material from educators and activists who were pushing for borders to be abolished, according to recent reports.

On Thursday, February 8, the group reportedly shared with the National Review the documents in question, which were part of the assigned readings for a course in “Structural Racism and Health Equity.”

In one of the readings, the authors reportedly claimed that there should be a no-border system that would privilege migrants. The authors further called for the abolition of borders as a “medical intervention” in order to provide solutions to the issue of health disparities.

In a different required reading, students were allegedly directed to look at a 2021 interview in The Guardian where Harsha Walia, a Canadian immigration activist, called for borders to be abolished. Walia argued that mass migration is the result of U.S. imperialism and colonialism and said that there is no “border crisis” anywhere in the world. Rather, she said there were real “crises” leading to mass migration, like war, climate issues, and capitalism.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Do No Harm Board Chair Dr. Stanley Goldfarb said that the UCLA medical school was trying to form a “social activists” cohort by pushing forth these views about national borders. He stated his belief that medical educators are ignorant of the economic and social cost of the problem at the border. He claimed that pushing these ideas is diluting the quality of medical education and is going to lead to the lowering of the quality of healthcare.

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