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« on: February 27, 2023, 12:00:20 AM »
'Most hated': White student sues historically Black college for $2 million over racial discrimination
Law school's dean allegedly claimed White students couldn't face discrimination

A White student at Howard Universityís law school is suing the institution for racial discrimination, alleging the school created a "hostile education environment."

Michael Newman, the plaintiff, attended Howard University School of Law starting in the fall semester of 2020 and remained there for just two years until he was expelled in September 2022. He is seeking $2 million in monetary damages for "pain, suffering, emotional anguish and damage to his reputation."

Frank Tramble, vice president and chief communications officer for Howard University, said that while he could not comment "substantively" due to pending litigation, the university "is prepared to vigorously defend itself in this lawsuit as the claims provide a one-sided and self-serving narrative of the events leading to the end of the studentís enrollment at the university."

Newman suffered "depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts" as a result of "public ostracism, vilification and humiliation," the lawsuit claims. At one point, Global Head of Diversity Recruiting Reggie McGahee allegedly told Newman that he had become the most hated student McGahee had seen during his tenure at the university, according to the suit.

When Newman raised concerns over his treatment to school administrators, the law schoolís dean allegedly denied that Caucasian students at Howard Law, and Newman in particular, faced racial discrimination to any degree.

Following discussions of Newmanís purported racial insensitivity, students learned of a tweet from Newmanís private Twitter account that included a picture of a slave baring his badly scarred back with the caption: "But we donít know what he did before the picture was taken," according to the lawsuit.

Newman claimed the tweet was mocking commentators who "attempt to explain away videos of police brutality by claiming the victim must have committed wrongdoing before the video started." He alleged that students responded with references to his race, gender, sexual preference, age and personal appearance.

The trouble started when the university shifted to remote learning at the start of the pandemic, meaning students communicated through purely online forums and through GroupMe chats, Newman claimed in court papers.

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Re: Discrimination?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2023, 03:15:27 PM »
I would agree there is discrimination against white... especially in higher learning institutions. We saw it in Ivy League universities where Asian are discriminated against to get other minorities with lower academic score to get in.

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