Texas Tech Medical School Will No Longer Use Race as a Factor in Admissions Decisions

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has agreed to stop considering race when selecting students for admission. The medical school has been under pressure from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office on Civil Rights, which has conducted a 14-year-long investigation on the effect of affirmative action on the school’s admissions policies. This is the first agreement reached between the Trump administration and a college to forgo using race as an admissions factor.

According to the agreement, the medical school “will discontinue all consideration of an applicant’s race and/or national origin” in its admission policies. In a letter attached to the agreement, the medical school stressed that diversity in the field of medicine is national necessity and claimed that its admissions policies comply with U.S. Supreme Court rulings. However, the letter said the school was “willing to sign the Resolution Agreement in an effort to resolve this matter and focus on educating future health care providers.”

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  1. Who cares Texas Tech Medical School. It not as if you have hundreds of native born Black Americans currently your third tier medical school. Besides, who wants to be in enmeshed in an area where it’s known for COTTON.

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