UNC’s athletic scandal has prompted a plethora of investigations, and an outside group is hoping to get the federal government involved.
The Student-Athletes Human Rights Project, a Durham-based organization, filed a complaint Friday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging that black male athletes were discriminated against by UNC.
The complaint states black men were subject to discrimination by being disproportionately enrolled in no-show courses in the department of African and Afro-American Studies between the 1990s and 2011.
“Athletic department and senior university administrator officials have failed to remedy the disproportionality and to provide remedies for the males and people of color affected by the unequal treatment,” the complaint stated.
Group national coordinator Emmett Gill said UNC’s lack of response to the scandal prompted the complaint.