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Harvard Downplays Role in No-Whites-Allowed Music Seminar Sponsored by Nike

• by The College Fix

Harvard University has downplayed its role in a music academy for racial minorities after a University of Michigan-Flint professor filed a federal civil rights complaint.

"This program discriminates on the basis of skin color by operating exclusively for BIPOC individuals only and illegally excluding and discriminating against non-BIPOC individuals on the basis of skin color," Professor Mark Perry wrote in his complaint against the "No Label Academy at Harvard."

Tampa Free-Press and Campus Reform reported on the complaint, though neither linked to a full copy of it in their articles.

Sponsors of the racially-segregated event include Nike and Converse.

After Perry filed his federal Title VI complaint, the NLA website added a statement about Harvard's affiliation. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act "prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance."