Obama Hijacks 500 Million from National Health Research Budget to Promote Diversity

Who needs a cure for cancer, when you can have a mandatory increase in unqualified researchers getting grants because of their skin color?

Last year the NIH sanctioned a study that determined blacks who apply for federal research grants are less likely than whites and Hispanics to receive the awards. The study took years and was conducted to “learn more about the challenges facing the scientific community,” according to the NIH’s director, and to improve the diversity of its biomedical research workforce. He called the findings “disturbing and disheartening.”

That’s because from 2000 to 2006, black researchers who applied for NIH grants were 10% less likely than whites to get the awards, according to the study, which is among the few to focus solely on the racial and ethnic composition of federal research funding applicants. Of additional concern is the low number of “non-white applicants” who apply for the public grants in the first place, the study found.

Researchers from the government-funded team of esteemed academics that conducted the minority probe think this is why; “the quality of educational and mentoring experiences may differ for applicants who self-identify as black or African-American.” In short, the NIH has admitted that it is guilty of not equally benefiting “all racial and ethnic groups.”

To right this wrong the NIH has created a 10-year plan that will dedicate $50 million annually to support hundreds of minority students with scholarships, research experiences and even graduate loan repayment. The agency will also create a new committee that makes “diversity a core consideration of NIH governance” and ensures fairness in the peer review system that erases “unconscious bias related to disparities in research awards.” The plan also implements “implicit bias and diversity awareness training.”

To translate this insanity into English, the organization that is supposed to promote medical research will instead focus on promoting diversity. This will do more damage than just the wasted 500 million, it means that medical cures will go undiscovered and grants will be driven by race, not by science.

How many people will die because of this? Like the uncounted dead of the victims of Communist experiments buried in mass graves in Russia and China, no one will ever know.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: "Obama Hijacks 500 Million from National Health Research Budget to Promote Diversity"

    Speaking of an Healthy Economy:

    whew!……at least it was not $500 million more for Obama SOLARGATE GANG GREEN FRAUD.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "…at least it was not $500 million more for Obama SOLARGATE GANG GREEN FRAUD."

      To leftists, nothing is every related. That was a different half billion dollars than the one they lost over there. These are all unrelated losses, so really it's no big deal.

      The crisis is due to the 1% ripping off the 99% (me). I want it back, now. I'm armed (with rocks and flammable chemicals) and I love America the way I visualize it. You ruined it when you stole my money.

  • http://twitter.com/USnavy1967 @USnavy1967

    This just another separation of races, from a person that promised to unity our nation to one that is keeping us further apart. Were are we going???

    • objectivefactsmatter

      To 0'Bama, "unify" (or unity) means whites pay reparations and love it while doing so. That's his plan. If you don't love it. you're part of the problem he must deal with. Gulags are being planned as we speak to finish his "unity and diversity" plans.

      • http://twitter.com/USnavy1967 @USnavy1967

        Although not quite in total agreement with you especially about the Gulags. We are headed down the wrong path and as a white man I do feel that we are paying for something that happened centuries ago. If for example a white actor/director had made the same comment as Jamie Foxx about killing white people, we would probably be in jail or dead. If he plans to do anything so stupid, it will set off another civil war not between the states, but between races.

        • ffortnightly

          A race war in America would be amazingly foolish for non-white Americans to initiate. The numbers simply do not favor them. And with so many of their most promising future leaders sitting in prison learning skills with a limited market, I fail to see how any non-white "leaders" could direct their people in this manner. It's leading their people to a few short victories, like ganging up on families and elderly retirees to build their confidence, but not helping them understand that they will be overwhelmed numerically once the tipping point is reached. Once the "it's on" signal is given, the math will produce an obvious result. Education is why some see it and other do not.

  • Thomas Wells

    Give them a : D.D.-Doctor of Diversity. Dumb and Dumber.

  • John spielman

    Unbelievable. With the US govt huge deficits and unmanageable debt, not only should is this silly and stupid waste of money, but the 500 million should simply be cut out of the budget. (Not even spent on cancer research.) Obama is so financially incompetent that he has become a traitor to the American people.

  • Patscholar

    Obama has always been a traitor to the American People since his days in the Illinois Senate.This is stimply another manifestation of affirmative action policies which don't help anyone at all, not the intended receipients or the people who are discriminated against because they are not black or hispanic. In the first place, blacks and hispanics do not have the scientific backgrounds in large numbers to merit their receiving research grants – sure fewer of them will get grants because there are only a tiny percentage of them eligible to even apply for grants, and they are victims of affirmative action in K1-12 and college or med school already. I long for the days when actual merit mattered – I'm afraid we won't see them again.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "… sure fewer of them will get grants because there are only a tiny percentage of them eligible to even apply for grants,"

      It can't be that their culture puts less value on striving to become qualified. It has to be racism.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    When will Congress exercise physcal control and use oversight in spending and who gets the
    money. As Congress has abrogated it's responsibilities we have no functional government
    and Obama is home free to make fools of American citizens. Harry Reid holds the budget
    captive and it should have by now brought out street demonstrations and impeachment
    proceedings. Everyone and anyone in power is a pathetic betrayer of thier oaths of office
    and someday must pay for that betrayal…………………….William

  • Raymond in DC

    What's next, a quota targeting Asian and Jewish researchers because they're deemed "over-represented" in research grants?