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Friday, July 29, 2016

Three black female basketball players file discrimination law suit against Cottey College in Nevada

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Three black women's basketball players alleged in a lawsuit that a small southwest Missouri college treated them differently than white students before expelling them without justification.

Breauna Carter, Amalia Harris and Dajanae Wilson, all of Kansas City, Missouri has filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Cottey College, a women's college of about 350 residential students in Nevada, Missouri, which had offered them all athletic and academic scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. 

The lawsuit contends the school violated the women's civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment, selectively enforcing its policies and procedures, and retaliating against them for complaining.

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