RALEIGH – Civitas President Francis De Luca issued the following statement in response to the NCAA’s decision to pull seven championship games out of North Carolina:
“This decision from the NCAA is shameful. It is clear they do not understand real discrimination. China, where true discrimination and human rights violations occur, is OK for games, but a state that is just trying to protect young girls and women is somehow off-limits. Between this and their choice to do nothing about schools graduating athletes who can’t read, and to do nothing about the rape of females by athletes at Baylor, it is clear the NCAA is a bunch of hypocrites. It shows they’re more interested in politics than academic and athletic excellence.”
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.834.2099.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.