*The NAACP claims Georgia continues to have a two-track system of higher education, one for white students and a lesser one for blacks.
The plaintiffs, which include students at Savannah State and Fort Valley State, say Georgia’s highest-ranking officials “have never dismantled the dual system of public higher education and have taken affirmative action to perpetuate racial dualism in public higher education.”
More than 90 percent of students at the state’s historically black colleges, such as Albany State University, Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University are black, according to the federal complaint.
Fewer than 10 percent of students at Georgia’s historically white colleges, such as Georgia College & State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University and North Georgia College and State University are black.
Read MORE of this report by Jacqueline J. Holness HERE.