Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman
The University of Texas is violating the Constitution and civil rights laws by considering race and ethnicity in deciding whether to admit undergraduates, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday by a white student whose application was rejected.
The plaintiff, Abigail Noel Fisher, 18, lives in Richmond, southwest of Houston, and attends Stephen F. Austin High School in nearby Sugar Land. Despite ranking in the top 12 percent of her class, scoring 1180 out of a possible 1600 on the SAT, and playing the cello, she was rejected last month by UT, says the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Austin.
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