An African American student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth has filed a lawsuit against the university charging discrimination, abuse, and false imprisonment. According to the lawsuit, the Black student went on a trip to Washington, D.C. last summer with other members of the university’s Honors College.
The student claims that she was subjected to racist abuse by other students and a faculty member who accompanied the students on the trip. She had to sleep on a couch while other students slept in beds. The plaintiff claims a faculty member repeatedly pushed her to get her to move faster as the group traveled around Washington venues.
The Black student says she has suffered from emotional distress as a result of what happened on the trip and had considered suicide.
Texas Christian University enrolls nearly 11,000 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 6 percent of the undergraduate student body.