Posted on March 8, 2024

Johns Hopkins Chief Diversity Officer Steps Down Months After Calling Men, White People ‘Privileged’

Alyssa Guzman, New York Post, March 6, 2024

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s chief diversity officer has stepped down just months after receiving massive blowback for sending out a newsletter calling men, Christians and white people “privileged.”

Dr. Sherita Golden has resigned from her role after a “great deal of reflection” and will now be focusing on diabetes research as a faculty member, the hospital announced Tuesday.

She will remain as a professor of endocrinology and metabolism at the hospital, according to WMAR 2.

“She has been a valuable member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership team, and, like many of you, we wanted her to stay in her role, but we respect her decision,” the hospital said in a message {snip}

“As Dr. Golden transitions to her diabetes research as a faculty member, we remain unwavering in our commitment to the principles and values of diversity, inclusion and health equity.”

Her resignation comes just months after she came under fire for using offensive language in a monthly newsletter where she labeled white, Christians, heterosexuals, middle-class, and English-speaking people “privileged.”

Her and the hospital faced a mountain of criticism after its release, including from Maryland Congressman Andy Harris, who said the newsletter was a “racist memo.”