Pfizer is being sued for excluding whites and Asians from its prestigious “Breakthrough Fellowship,” a nine-year program that includes a fully funded master’s degree and guaranteed employment with the pharmaceutical giant.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday by the medical advocacy group Do No Harm, says that the program’s exclusionary criteria violate five different civil rights laws: the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which bans racial discrimination in contracting; New York City and New York State’s human rights laws, which ban race discrimination in internships, training programs, and employment; Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans race discrimination in federally funded entities; and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which bans race discrimination in federally funded health care programs.
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