The country’s largest doctors’ co-op is being taken to court over a recruitment scheme that offers up to $100,000 as a signing-on bonus only to black medics.
Vituity, which treats over 8million patients a year, offers the bonus under its ‘Bridges to Brilliance’ program in a bid to attract more black applicants.
But the campaign group Do No Harm is asking a Florida court to rule that the scheme amounts to unlawful racial discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
The case could deal another blow to affirmative action programs which have been tottering since the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional in a case brought against Harvard University earlier this year.
‘Black patients want the best doctors and the best medical care, not doctors that are racially concordant,’ said Do No Harm chairman Stanley Goldfarb.
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