Florida Sued by Students Over .3 Billion Funding Gap for HBCUs

(Bloomberg) -- A group of students at Florida A&M University filed a lawsuit accusing the state of racial discrimination for failing to provide res...

September 23, 2022
1:42 AM

(Bloomberg) -- A group of students at Florida A&M University filed a lawsuit accusing the state of racial discrimination for failing to provide resources to historically Black colleges and universities as promised under a 1998 agreement with the US government.Florida has engaged 'in a pattern and practice of racial discrimination' for years by spending more on traditionally white universities and underfunding so-called HBCUs like Florida A&M, according to the complaint filed Thursday in a Tallahassee federal court.

Francesca Maglione