Florida A&M students sue state, alleging racially biased funding gap

Florida A&M students sue state, alleging racially biased funding gap

Black students at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University are suing the state over alleged racial discrimination, claiming that local political leaders have deliberately denied the historically black college equal funding with the University of Florida, a predominantly White school. The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, also accuses state higher education officials of duplicating academic programs Florida A&M (FAMU) is known for in an attempt to siphon enrollment from the school. The lawsuit names six FAMU students as …