Dr. Patrick Chavis

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: physician who was a central figure in the landmark 1973 affirmative action case "Bakke vs. the Regents of the Board of the University of California", where Bakke (who is white) sued the school for admitting Chavis (who is black) who had less qualifications and lower scores (Bakke won the case), and whose experience was years later used in arguements for affirmative action (he returned to practice in the inner city, benefiting society) and against it (he was incompetent, killing one patient, and eventually losing his license).

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered during a robbery attempt

 

Born: May 8, 1952

 

Died: July 23, 2002

 

Location: Los Angeles, California