Danielle Droppers, a program manager for the Regional Health Equity Coalition, postponed a meeting with partner groups on the grounds that “urgency is a white supremacy principle,” according to her statement.
A government agency called the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) runs Beaver State’s healthcare and social services.
OHA was responsible for planning Oregon’s immunization campaign and disseminating COVID-19 information throughout the pandemic.
However, while executing official business, the agency’s office for equity and inclusion frequently takes its time. For example, under the guise that “urgency is a white supremacist virtue,” the office’s program manager effectively postponed a meeting with partner groups.
Danielle told the neighborhood that a scheduled discussion with OHA representatives and pertinent public members would not go as expected.
Danielle Droppers Biography
The Regional Health Equity Coalition’s program manager is Danielle Droppers. She manages Oregon’s Regional Health Equity Coalitions for the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), a division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) (RHEC).
She has a master’s in social work, and most of her previous work has concerned social justice and racial health fairness. She has served as a steward for four years, and since 2017, she has been a member of the CAPE Council.
Danielle recently participated in the General Council Workgroup on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has belonged to SEIU for more than six years.
Oregon Health Authority Employee Claims ‘Urgency Is White Supremacy’
In an email from Reason, Regional Health Equity Coalition Program Manager Danielle Droppers informed the neighborhood that a planned session with OHA representatives and pertinent public members would not proceed as planned.
“Thank you for your interest in participating in the community debate,” Droppers wrote about the Community Investment Collaboratives (CICs) between Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) and Community Advisory Councils (CACs).
“We understand that having a sense of haste is a white supremacist trait and that this dynamic can prevent people from doing more thoughtful work. We will therefore contact you to reschedule at a later time.”
Meet Danielle Droppers On Twitter
After her latest mail became public, Danielle Droppers received numerous racist tweets. The neighborhood event had been postponed, she said, because “urgency is a white supremacist ideology.”
One tweeted, “Danielle Droppers, an equities manager for the Oregon government, insults all minorities by suggesting that only white people are driven and business-savvy. Racists on the Left are among the worst there is.”
Droppers did not provide a rationale in their initial email response to her. However, according to reports, a local health authority investigated Droppers’ remark about a left-wing “antiracism” expert named Tema Okun.