April 8, 2008
Lawsuit Accuses U. of Texas of Illegally Reintroducing Race-Based Admissions
A federal lawsuit filed here on Monday accuses the University of Texas at Austin of improperly considering an applicant's race when more-effective, race-neutral, ways of achieving diversity were available.
The plaintiff, a white, 18-year-old applicant from Richmond, Tex., who was rejected by the university, filed the suit with the backing of the Project on Fair Representation, a Washington-based legal-defense fund that opposes affirmative action. A copy of the complaint is