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.
FIRE Case Files
Florida International University Upholds Legal Equality: Abandons Racial and Ethnic Requirements for Language Courses
February 6, 2002 | Read More
Letter from Florida International University General Counsel Thomas Mead Santoro to FIRE, December 12, 2001
December 12, 2001 | Read More
September 5, 2001 | Read More