Former Associate Dean Sues Mizzou

By Rachel Frommer

The former associate dean for student programs of the University of Missouri School of Medicine has sued the school, claiming she was removed from her position because of her race, age, and opposition to manipulating admissions to favor racial minorities.

Rachel Brown, a white 60-year-old psychiatrist, filed a suit on Dec. 17 against the school and the Mizzou Board of Curators for being replaced by a younger, African-American faculty member, after the university came under intense scrutiny for the diversity of its staff and student body.

Brown, who had held her associate dean position since Jan. 2006, claimed she disagreed with medical school dean Patrice Delafontaine and Warren Lockette, the senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, over their vision of implementing potentially illegal “race preferences” in admissions and hiring.

Brown “expressed her view that the single-minded pursuit of racial and ethnic minority applicants was unfair to other applicants and created legal risks for the school of medicine,” according to the suit. She alleged that after she made her position known, she was left out of faculty meetings in a manner that was “purposeful, deliberate and designed to exclude [her] input regarding diversity at the Medical School.”

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Source:: Washington Free Beacon