White Student Files $2M Lawsuit Against Howard University for Alleged Discrimination

A White student has decided to sue Howard University, an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Washington, D.C., saying that he endured racial discrimination while attending the university’s law school.

Michael Newman, the former student, who attended Howard’s law school in 2020 before getting expelled in 2022, said that he experienced “depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts” as a result of “public ostracism, vilification and humiliation.”

Claretta Bellamy of NBC News reported, “Plaintiff Michael Ray Newman, who attended the Howard University School of Law in fall 2020 after having received a $26,250 annual scholarship, was expelled about two years later in September. The lawsuit, which Newman’s attorneys filed Feb. 16 in Superior Court of the District of Columbia, says he suffered ‘emotional, mental and economic harm’ and seeks more than $2 million in damages.”

Read the full article here: https://www.regalmag.com/white-student-files-2m-lawsuit-against-howard-university-for-alleged-discrimination/