University Of Minnesota Academics Retract ‘False’ Study Claiming Widespread Racism

A group of three academics at the University of Minnesota has officially retracted a “false” study and report surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives after the authors claimed they accidentally “mischaracterized the authenticity of experiences represented.”

Fox News reported that the research piece was published in the Journal of Health Services Research by university employees with doctoral degrees who study racial equity: senior lecturer Stuart Grande, an associate professor named Janette Dill, and a research scientist who calls himself Tongtan Chantarat.

The write-up, titled “Transactional and transformative diversity, equity, and inclusion activities in health services research departments,” covered the so-called “structural racism” seen on campus.

“This communication provided specific experiences of racist behaviors by faculty, staff, and students, and widespread systemic and structural racism within our institution,” the research paper read. “Structural racism is structuring opportunity and assigning value within an institution based on race, unfairly disadvantaging some individuals and groups while advantaging others.”

It was later pulled after it was determined to be, according to the authors’ own notes on the retraction, “inaccurate, misleading, or false.”

“The final submitted manuscript unintentionally contained content that mischaracterized the authenticity of experiences represented, and the authors have requested retraction,” read a statement from the abstract.

There have been other examples of extremist left-wing ideology seen present at the institution — an Oct. 2022 report from Fox News revealed that medical students attending the university took an oath to “honor all Indigenous ways of healing that have been marginalized by Western medicine” and battle against “White supremacy, colonialism [and] the gender binary.”

At the time, the University of Minnesota medical school reportedly told Fox that everything was fine, and that it is a “common practice” for medical schools around the nation to “build upon” the Hippocratic Oath’s intent to support “humility, integrity and beneficence.”

The school also emphasized that the objective of the medical school is to create future leaders who will promote the health of all Minnesotans in addition to “addressing education, equitable and inclusive health care delivery, and innovation in medicine and science.”

Numerous students and staff of the university opined that many of the DEI initiatives seen at the institution are “performative,” “disingenuous,” and “tokenistic,” according to Blaze Media.