Henry Miller writes for the Washington Examiner about a positive development on the diversity, equity, and inclusion front.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, has insinuated itself into many aspects of Americans’ lives, from corporate hiring to college admissions. Over much of the past few years, diversity officers have been some of the hottest hires in business, university, and government bureaucracies. But recently, they’ve begun to feel left out in the cold.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “Companies including Netflix, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery have said recently that high-profile diversity, equity and inclusion executives will be leaving their jobs. Thousands of diversity-focused workers have been laid off since last year, and some companies are scaling back racial justice commitments.”

Maybe companies are discovering that DEI is superfluous or even damaging to their bottom lines and that the DEI staff are often considered to be un-collegial and bullying.

The trend of deemphasizing DEI will likely be accelerated by the June U.S. Supreme Court decision that found race-conscious admissions to colleges were unconstitutional. It should also apply to admissions, hiring, and promotions at medical and other professional schools.

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a retired dean for curriculum and co-director of the renal division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, wrote an important article this spring. Its theme is that the woke DEI agenda of medical schools, which “promotes people and policies based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation rather than merit,” is undermining medical care.

Goldfarb criticized the trend toward allowing “social justice” considerations to play a dominant role in medical schools’ admissions and curriculum. …

… Consider this: When you’re admitted to the hospital for complicated cardiac or neurosurgery, do you want it to be performed by the most competent and accomplished surgeon or by one who was admitted to medical school and residency because he or she is a member of an underrepresented racial group and has been trained to be a “race-conscious physician”?