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Six FAMU students have filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida and education officials, accusing the state of continued racial discrimination that leaves the school dependent on the state, yet underfunded.
The complaint alleges the state shortchanged FAMU by more than $1.3 billion since 1987. They argue the State University System maintains a racially segregated higher-ed structure, placing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) at a disadvantage.
“Throughout its history and up to the present day, Florida has purposefully engaged in a pattern and practice of racial
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