Lawsuit: Florida discriminates against Florida A&M

Lawsuit: Florida discriminates against Florida A&M

A group of Florida A&M University students sued the state’s university system Thursday claiming the historically Black university is underfunded and subject to discriminatory practices compared to other state institutions. The federal lawsuit filed in Tallahassee claims the state is violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by engaging “in a pattern and practice of intentional discrimination … by maintaining a segregated system of higher education.” The lawsuit said the state takes years longer to complete infrastructure improvements at FAMU …