(texas tribune)- A white Texas man who was denied admission to six medical colleges in Texas accepted black, Hispanic, and female students with lower educational backgrounds than white and Asian applicants, and was thus discriminated against by race and gender at the time of admission. filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging that it was unlawfully considering the .
Plaintiff George Stewart has sued Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center, University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and the University of Texas. woke up Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and its president, medical college dean, and admissions officer.
The case comes after a conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to reverse a policy allowing race to be taken into account in college admissions in two cases that were contested in court last fall. It was done in the visible. The court is expected to rule on these cases this spring.
These cases were brought to the High Court by students from the group opposing Affirmative Action for Equitable Admissions, a non-profit organization headed by Edward Blum. Blum played a key role in his legal challenge to UT-Austin’s admissions policy, which UT-Austin ultimately won. The group is now seeking to overturn his Grutter v. Bollinger decision, a 2003 Supreme Court decision that upheld the ability of U.S. universities to consider race in admissions in certain cases.
In a new lawsuit against Texas Medical School filed in U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Stewart is a group created by former President Donald Trump’s former policy adviser Stephen Miller and former Attorney General Jonathan Mitchell. Represented by America First Legal. In Texas, he is the legal driving force behind the six-week abortion ban.
Stewart’s lawsuit alleges that admission procedures at six medical schools violated the United States Constitution, including the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
According to the lawsuit, Stewart graduated from UT-Austin with a 3.96 grade point average and a degree in biology. He spent two years applying to medical school, scoring 511 out of 528 on his entrance exam, known as the MCAT.
After being rejected by the school, Stewart submitted a public records request to obtain admissions data for each school, including race, gender, GPA, and MCAT score for all applicants applying for the 2021-22 school year. Did.
According to the lawsuit, an analysis of the data found that black and Hispanic students had lower median and mean GPA and MCAT scores than white and Asian students. It states that female students show lower MCAT scores than male students.
“The data show that each of the defendant medical schools provides admission priority to female, black, and Hispanic applicants while illegally discriminating against whites, Asians, and men in admissions decisions. It shows that,” the lawsuit asserts.
It also points to the policy of the John Seeley School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, which states that the admissions committee should admit qualified applicants who are underrepresented and financially disadvantaged in the medical community. It is said that
A spokeswoman for the University of Texas System declined to comment on the lawsuit. A spokeswoman for the Texas Tech University System said the system has not yet responded to the lawsuit and would not comment on the pending lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that Stewart is “capable and ready” to reapply to each medical school, but current policies prevent him from “competing on an equal footing with other applicants.” Stewart is asking the court to ban medical schools from considering race or gender in student admissions, and schools must select applicants “in a color-bound and gender-neutral manner.”
This is the second lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by individuals represented by a group seeking to scrape what Miller called an “illegal ‘fairness’ policy.”[y]in a statement.
In September, a UT-Austin professor headed by America First Legal filed a class action lawsuit against Texas A&M University, alleging that the new faculty fellowship program discriminates against white and Asian applicants. In December, the university’s attorneys moved to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the professor’s claims were hypothetical because he had never applied for the program. And note he filed a lawsuit against the wrong body.
Professor Richard Rowley dismissed the charges against the university system three weeks later, appointing Texas A&M University, President Kathy Banks, Alan Sams, Interim President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Diversity Annie McGowan and Vice President for Diversity. NK Anand, Dean of Faculty Affairs, who has filed an amended complaint against the Dean.
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