Nov 17, 2020 11:28 AM

Highland Community College settles discrimination lawsuit

Posted Nov 17, 2020 11:28 AM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

A race discrimination lawsuit filed against Highland Community College has been settled.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas had filed a lawsuit against the community college, alleging the college instituted a plan to reduce the number of black students on the northeast Kansas campus. The ACLU filed a brief stipulation of dismissal Monday.

The ACLU filed suit March 19th in federal court.

Highland had been accused of directing coaches to recruit more white athletes and of forcing black athletes to undergo excessive scrutiny before being offered scholarships.

Highland had responded by asserting its recruiting is not determined by a student’s race or ethnicity. It denied it ever instructed coaches to exclude out-of-state athletes from recruitment.

Associated Press contributed to this article.