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*Update 11:32 a.m.: This story has been updated to include comments from University of Texas at Austin officials.

Two white applicants have sued the University of Texas at Austin saying they were denied admission and discriminated against because they aren’t Black or Hispanic.

Black students currently make up around 5 percent of the student body, according to UT Interim President Jay Hartzell.

Implemented in 1997, the Top 10 percent law guaranteed automatic admission to Texas students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class.

For the remainder of applicants, race and ethnicity are considered.

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