Private College Agrees to Settle with Student Athletes Mistreated on the Basis of Race
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Several minority college students contacted DRZ after suffering discrimination on the basis of their race. The students enrolled at a private college on basketball scholarships. Nearly immediately they began to be subject to discriminatory comments and mistreatment on the basis of their race, including being punished for actions when white students were not. DRZ filed suit for violation of federal civil rights laws. The case quickly settled to the benefit of the students.