January 10, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the America First Legal Foundation’s (AFL) Center for Legal Equality filed a class-action lawsuit against six Texas medical schools for illegally using race and sex preferences in their admissions – a practice that violates Title VI, Title IX, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Whites, Asians, and males bear the brunt of this egregious policy granting applicants with lesser academic credentials medical school admission over academically more qualified candidates on the basis of race and sex.
AFL’s client, a white male, applied unsuccessfully for admission to six medical schools in Texas in the 2021-2022 cycle. He then filed an open records request and obtained the race, sex, grade-point average, and MCAT score data for every applicant. The data revealed:
- The median and mean grade-point averages and MCAT scores of admitted black and Hispanic students are significantly lower than the grade-point averages and MCAT scores of admitted white and Asian students;
- Admitted female students have lower MCAT scores than admitted male students.
For too long, universities and medical schools across America have been co-opted by woke ideologues pushing the divisive “equity” agenda while never facing lawsuits for their illegal conduct and never facing repercussions from the U.S. Department of Education, which has turned a blind eye. Yet all American citizens are harmed when medical schools illegally discriminate based on race, national origin, and sex – our nation’s future doctors should be chosen on merit, not on immutable characteristics. Racial discrimination is illegal and immoral. American First Legal is proud to lead the charge in the fight to protect every American citizen from unlawful discrimination.
Statement from America First Legal President Stephen Miller:
“America First legal is leading the national crusade against illegal ‘equity’ policies that punish citizens based on sex or skin color. Decisions about who gets to be a doctor — with power over life and death — should be made based solely on merit. Following the science means nothing if it doesn’t mean making objective determinations based on results. When you or a loved one shows up in an emergency room all you care about is getting the best treatment possible — not whether the Hospital’s’ VP of Equity has fulfilled a quota. Today, America First Legal makes history by striking at the heart of the equity industry that is overtaking the medical profession. We are suing six medical schools for illegal racial discrimination: denying entry to qualified applicants solely because they are the ’wrong’ race. AFL will not stand for it. As a proud civil rights organization we are waging a legal battle to restore legal equality in America. This lawsuit is the latest historic campaign from AFL’s Center for Legal Equality — devoted to that very mission,” said Stephen Miller.
Read the complaint here.
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