Ruling Stirs Tensions over Racial Inequality in Maryland’s Public Universities

Source: Baltimore Sun

The latest ruling in Maryland suit, in which the state’s historically black colleges sued the state for underfunding HBCUs and duplicating their programs, orders that the Maryland Higher Education Commission support the “creation of academic niches at historically black institutions to make them more competitive,” reports the Baltimore Sun.

The impetus for the ongoing case began in 2006 when the court found that “60 percent of the non-core programs at Maryland’s historically black institutions were unnecessarily duplicated at the state’s traditionally white institutions, which had just 18 percent of their non-core programs replicated at other public schools.”

The coalition of HBCUs in Maryland (Morgan State University, University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, Coppin State University, and Bowie State University) have been working diligently since the climax of this case to desegregate public higher education in the state.

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