Complaint Lodged Against CUNY Program That Seeks to Increase Higher Educational Opportunities for Black Men

Michael Meyers, the executive director of the right-wing New York Civil Rights Coalition, has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The complaint alleges that the Male Development and Empowerment Center at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York discriminates against women and whites. The center’s purpose is to increase black male participation in higher education. Medgar Evers College has a student body that is 94 percent black and 76 percent female.

A similar program has been set up for the entire CUNY system to increase enrollments and to boost retention rates among black men in higher education.