A Mozambique native - who's now a U.S. citizen - is suing the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Paulo Serodio says he was harassed and then suspended from med school, after something that happened in one of his classes. During a discussion about cultural diversity, the professor asked everyone to 'define' themselves.
Paulo said he was "white, African, American" - and that didn't sit well with some people. (By the way, Paulo says "the people who were offended were not people of color.")
According to the lawsuit, Paulo's professor chewed him out, he was assaulted, his car was vandalized, and fliers mocking him were hung up around campus. A bunch of other stuff happened, including a school-ordered psych eval and a disciplinary hearing.
Then he was suspended for a year.
The lawsuit seeks his reinstatement at UMDNJ, and monetary damages.
Oh, and the reason Paulo went to med school in the first place? He wanted to work with Doctors Without Borders.