CHAPEL HILL – The Carolina Black Caucus released a statement of unity over for the start of black history month, and Tuesday, the Caucus’ chair spoke out about that statement.

The release states that the continued focus on the African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies department is unfair and that the department has been over investigated.

The statement also shares support of black students, athletes, and potential Tar Heels who are contemplating joining UNC. It stands behind black faculty and staff members in their daily efforts to prepare students for their lives ahead of them.

CBC member, lecturer in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, and analyst for Carolina Women’s Baskeball, Dr. Deborah Stroman was live in the WCHL studio Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. to talk about the statement.