“Oregon Health Officials Delayed a Meeting Because ‘Urgency Is a White Supremacy Value'”

Robby Soave stories, right here at Reason:

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a authorities company that coordinates medical care and social well-being within the Beaver State. During the pandemic, OHA was accountable for coordinating Oregon’s vaccination drive and disseminating details about COVID-19—each important duties.

The company’s workplace for fairness and inclusion, nonetheless, prefers to not rush the enterprise of presidency. In truth, the workplace’s program supervisor delayed a assembly with companion organizations on the acknowledged grounds that “urgency is a white supremacy worth.” …

“Thank you in your curiosity in attending the group dialog between Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) and Community Advisory Councils (CACs) to debate the Community Investment Collaboratives (CICs),” wrote [the Regional Health Equity Coalition Program Manager]. “We acknowledge that urgency is a white supremacy worth that may get in the best way of extra intentional and considerate work, and we need to attend to this dynamic. Therefore, we’ll attain out at a later date to reschedule.”

Oddly sufficient, there additionally different individuals who have lengthy believed that whites are extra doubtless than nonwhites to have specific character traits, reminiscent of (amongst different issues) being keen to go together with requests to do issues urgently. Indeed, I’d heard jokes these folks inform reflecting that very notion. I simply do not assume extremely of these folks.

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