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Michigan public university discriminates against males, non-blacks with ‘code camp’ program: complaint

Wayne State advertises it regularly

Wayne State University “does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any phase of its educational or employment programs, and does not tolerate sex-based discrimination or misconduct.”

Unless it’s a camp that teaches only black girls how to code.

The public university in Detroit is intentionally excluding males and non-black races from a 10-day “camp” for which it serves as “venue sponsor” this summer, and University of Michigan-Flint Prof. Mark Perry thinks it runs afoul of Title IX, the Michigan Constitution and WSU policy.

In an email shared with The College Fix this week, Perry asked Linda Galante, interim Title IX coordinator at WSU, and her Title IX deputy, Dean of Students David Strauss, to review the 2018 Black Girls CODE Summer Camp Detroit for compliance with federal, state and university policies:

The exclusion of all boys at an event on your campus would appear to be a clear case of sex-based discrimination that is prohibited by both Title IX and Michigan law. And restricting participation to black girls only would violate the Michigan Constitution by clearly granting preferential treatment to black girls on the basis of sex (and race).

The American Enterprise Institute scholar said the university is fully aware of what it’s doing, considering that it “regularly promotes, advertises and hosts events for Black Girls CODE throughout the year on its website.”

Perhaps seeking to preempt the excuse given to him by the University of Michigan for not investigating his similar complaint against UMich, Perry informed the WSU officials that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights expressly permits “anyone” to file a complaint, not just alleged victims of discrimination.

He asked the officials to give him a “detailed rationale” for its findings after their review of the program and procedures for Perry to appeal.

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