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Associated Press Covers Marshall Victory

The Associated Press reported on FIRE’s victory at Marshall University, where the school offered three orientation courses for “African-American students only.” Marshall dropped the racially exclusive language after FIRE sent the university a letter warning that such classes violated state and federal law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The article reports that Marshall defended the policy as an effort by black faculty members to help African-American students “form a bond” in a “predominantly white community.” Regardless of intention, separate but equal was done away with in 1954 when the Supreme Court decided Brown vs. Board of Education.

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