Did Central Michigan discriminate when it replaced men’s track with golf?

A federal investigation is looking into whether the university, looking to lower costs, unfairly punished black students.
By: | April 28, 2022

Central Michigan University is under federal investigation to determine whether the elimination of the Men’s Track & Field team and replacing it with a men’s golf team discriminated against black students.

The decision occurred in May 2020, due in part to complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the reasoning that it would save the school hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This decision has come with opposition as the university was notified of the investigation after receiving a letter, dated April 25, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Included in the letter was a notification of an allegation, made by a private citizen, of discrimination based on race related to the elimination of men’s track.

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