(United Press International) A Houston judge has ruled a Texas Southern University assistant dean may proceed with a suit alleging the school discriminated against her because she is white.

Patricia Garrison — who was hired in 2007 as assistant dean of academic support at Thurgood Marshall School of Law — claims in her suit she has been discriminated against “for one reason and one reason alone — she is Caucasian,” the Huston Chronicle reported Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison rejected the university’s request to dismiss the suit.

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