Education Dept. Is Assailed Over Handling of CUNY's 'Black Male Initiative'

An activist who challenged as illegal a City University of New York campaign to help black male students is accusing the U.S. Department of Education of having rejected and hidden a CUNY proposal to alleviate his concerns in order to keep discriminatory elements of the campaign intact.

In a news release being issued on Thursday, the activist, Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, alleges that the department's Office for Civil Rights buried a