Florida International University: Racial and Ethnic Restrictions for Class Enrollment


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Florida International University (FIU), maintained ethnicity and race requirements for certain language classes. For example, certain Spanish courses limited enrollment to "Hispanic bilinguals educated in the U.S....whose mother tongue is Spanish," "U.S. Hispanic bilinguals," and "U.S. Hispanic Bilinguals Only."; When informed of this policy FIRE explained its immorality and unconstitutionality to the administration. Following FIRE's lengthy and quiet involvement, the policy was revised.