(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) The Supreme Court will hear a case, Lowery v. Texas A&M University System, that will test whether affirmative action and anti-white discrimination violate the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and Title IX of civil rights law.
Professor Richard Lowery, who teaches finances at the University of Texas at Austin, sued Texas A&M because it, “along with nearly every university in the United States, discriminates on account of race and sex when hiring its faculty,” Legal Insurrection reported.
Most American universities give preference to “female or non-Asian minorities at the expense of white and Asian men,” causing “universities to hire and promote inferior faculty candidates over individuals with better scholarship, better credentials, and better teaching ability.”
Representing him in the case are Gene P. Hamilton, vice-president and general counsel at the America First Legal Foundation, and Jonathan F. Mitchell, the former solicitor general of Texas.
Mitchell argued five cases before the Supreme Court and has been given credit for designing the Texas Heartbeat Act’s private enforcement mechanism, which allowed the nation’s strictest protections for the unborn to take effect under Roe v. Wade.
With the complaint, Lowery and his lawyers have launched a full-scale attack on the diversity, equity and inclusion regime—the reigning Left-wing religion.
“These discriminatory, illegal, and anti-meritocratic practices have been egged on by woke ideologues who populate the so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion offices at public and private universities throughout the United States,” the complaint stated.
Universities have avoided federal anti-discrimination law by claiming that race- and sex-based hiring practices contribute to the educational environment, even though they have objectively reduced higher education standards and outcomes.
“The existence of these offices is subverting meritocracy and encouraging wholesale violations of civil-rights laws throughout our nation’s university system,” the complaint stated.