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Former UST professor claims African-American coworkers got preferential treatment

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By Marian Johns | Jan 23, 2020

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HOUSTON — A former University of Saint Thomas (UST) associate professor claims she was discriminated against for being white. 

Pamela Love filed a complaint Jan. 16 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against the UST alleging violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. 

According to the suit, Love began working as an associate professor at UST's school of nursing in August of 2013. She alleges UST's associate dean gave preferential treatment to her black co-workers. 

She claims a fellow professor who was black was given more opportunities, recognitions, replaced her as course coordinator and was given the opportunity to study abroad which Love was denied. 

Love also claims after complaining about the alleged discrimination that her contract was not renewed and was given to a less qualified black person. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a "reasonable cause" to Love on Sept. 25, 2019. 

Love seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Nitin Sud of Sud Law PC in Bellaire. 

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:20-CC-00176

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