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Trial Over Fix for Segregation at Maryland Colleges to Begin

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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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Here`s a story with an unexpected twist.


A trial to determine the best way to cure inequality among Maryland's colleges and universities is slated to begin Monday in federal court in Baltimore.The decade-old case involves a coalition representing the state's four historically black colleges.
The judge in 2013 recommended mediation after finding the state had maintained "a dual and segregated education system," and that its practices were in violation of the constitution.

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so,at this point you`re probably thinking this isn`t right we need to put a stop to this segregation immediately, and you would be right except, the 4 "historically black colleges" have no complaints about the seemingly self imposed segregation.what they have a problem with and what this case is about is that The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education and the 4 "historically black colleges" in the state want to attract more students and thereby make more money.
The way that they want to this is by having the court order the non "historically black colleges" in the state to shut down certain programs and curriculums and turn them over to the 4 "historically black colleges" for their exclusive use,so that anyone who wants to participate in those programs or curriculums will have to go to one of those 4 "historically black colleges" to do so.


The decade-old case being heard Monday involves a coalition representing the state's four historically black colleges that says the state has underfunded the institutions while developing programs at traditionally white schools that directly compete with and drain prospective students away from the African-American schools.
The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education has sought remedies from the state that include creating programmatic niches at each of the four historically black colleges to attract students.The group proposed either the creation or transfer of roughly 100 programs. For example, the coalition wants to move a computer engineering program from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to Morgan State University in Baltimore, and to transfer a homeland security program from Towson University to Coppin State University in Baltimore.

www.thenewstribune.com...

It seems that the 4 "historically black colleges" can`t compete on an even playing field so they want the court to stack the deck in their favor.

we will never have racial equality as long as groups like The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education insist on stacking the deck in favor of one race over another.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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The *irony* is compelling !!




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