Florida International University: Racial and Ethnic Restrictions for Class Enrollment
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.
- "Florida International University Upholds Legal Equality: Abandons Racial and Ethnic Requirements for Language Courses," February 6, 2002: FIRE's efforts on behalf of an FIU student threatened in her rights by the University’s policies have resulted in a dramatic vindication of legal equality
- "Letter from Florida International University General Counsel Thomas Mead Santoro to FIRE, December 12, 2001," December 12, 2001
- "FIRE Letter to Florida International University President Modesto A. Maidique, September 5, 2001," September 5, 2001