Lecturer warns med students not to challenge her on ‘systemic racism’: ‘I will shut that sh*t down’

Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier, who is a lecturer for Washington University in St. Louis’ medical school, was immortalized on video warning students not to even think about debating her on Critical Race Theory or “systemic oppression” because she “will shut that sh*t down real fast.”

(Video Credit: Fox News)

“I have a really hard time being neutral around issues of systemic oppression,” Reedy-Rogier informed medical students in footage obtained by Fox News Digital. “So oftentimes you will know how I feel. This does not mean that I am opposed to hearing other perspectives. I would like to be very clear about that: I am always willing to engage in dialogue with folks that may disagree with me. Always.”

“And I will not think less of you, nor will I try to fight you or debate you. And in fact, if you try to fight me or debate me, I will shut that sh*t down real fast,” she flatly stated.

Reedy-Rogier holds a master’s degree in social work and is a co-lead of the school’s “Understanding Systemic Racism Team,” according to the university’s website.

The lecture is included in the medical school’s mandatory “Gateway Curriculum” which was introduced in 2020 and is part of Washington University’s “Health Equity & Justice” lessons.

“At Washington University, we are advancing human health as a diverse and inclusive community, inspiring learners to create the future of medicine, science, and society. Our goal is to produce physicians who are leaders in medicine, science, education, and advocacy,” the medical school’s website contends.

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the school mandated in June 2020 that it would “require diversity and bias training for all searches and admissions processes including student, resident, fellow, faculty, and staff positions in education.”

“A summary for Reedy-Rogier’s lecture, which was also obtained by Fox News Digital, shows a focus on ‘anti-racism,’ including describing race as a ‘social construct,’ and that being ‘anti-racist requires active, intentional learning,'” Fox News reported.

“We are very firm in race being a social construct, and that that has implications for how we practice medicine,” Reedy-Rogier remarked during the lecture. “That has implications for how we understand research, and that has implications for how we understand health disparity. And so when we are asking you all to engage in this, we’re really asking you to think about your own identities, and what that means to be anti-racist, which is an active stance in medicine that we know has a really bad racism issue.”


Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, who is the board director of Do No Harm, which is a group of medical professionals that work to “protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology,” hammered Washington University’s lecture as “undermining” the legacy of the school.

“Washington University of St. Louis is one of the outstanding research institutions in the country. Yet it is undermining that legacy with a racist approach to medical education,” Goldfarb told Fox News in an interview.

“These videos of faculty teaching medical students that they must consider race as primary factor in practicing medicine is a corruption of healthcare,” Goldfard continued. “There is no valid evidence that healthcare disparities are the result of the manner in which patients are treated by physicians. To claim that is the case only prevents an effective approach to reducing disparities such as improving access to healthcare and better patient and community education about adherence to treatment plans and early recognition of the signs and symptoms of disease.”

On Thursday the medical department held a meeting to discuss their woke “Commitment to Anti-Racism Statement,” according to the Daily Mail.

In October, the department also celebrated the training of 21 new “equity champions.”

“The Equity Champion role is a vital part of our campus-wide initiative for culture change to understand and dismantle systemic racism,” the department declared.

In September, the “equity champions” met to discuss ending racism in medicine, “We explored how the academic medicine community is addressing and eradicating systemic racism in healthcare and at @WUSTLmed.”

CriticalRace.org, which tracks mandatory Critical Race Theory curriculum on college campuses, issued a report earlier this year that found 23 of America’s 25 most prestigious medical schools have some form of mandatory student training on CRT.

It also disclosed that 16 of the top 25 medical schools have declared that anti-racism, DEI, CRT, or other similar studies will be included in the general curriculum of the university.

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