WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, one week after the Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, America First Legal (AFL) sent a demand letter to the deans of nearly every medical school in the United States, demanding that they cease discriminating based on race, sex, and national origin in admissions and faculty hiring.
Medical schools across the United States have been discriminating against students based on race, sex, and national origin for decades—admitting some students at the expense of others with better qualifications just because of how or where they were born. These schools, which are supposed to be in the business of training outstanding medical professionals, have reserved faculty positions and refused to consider exceptionally qualified candidates for interviews simply because they were White, or Asian, or male.
America First Legal’s letter demands that medical schools immediately halt these discriminatory and unlawful practices. It further puts the deans of every medical school on notice: if they do not stop, America First Legal will bring legal action against them.
America First Legal is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the rule of law in the United States and defending the rights of all Americans to receive equal treatment under the law. Anyone who knows of or encounters discrimination based on race or sex in medical schools across the United States should contact America First Legal at www.aflegal.org/equality.
Statement from Gene Hamilton, America First Legal Vice President and General Counsel:
“Selecting candidates for admission and hiring based on their race or sex is wrong in any context, but it is particularly egregious when it comes to medical care. Americans should have access to the absolute best medical care in the world–and placing doctors into positions involving life-and-death consequences based on anything other than merit is just wrong,” said Gene Hamilton.
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