Laurel, MD asked in Civil Rights for Maryland

Q: How can a group of student get a class actions started against a college for discrimination and retaliation?

There is a group of African American students who want to file a class action suite against the college, based on discrimination, and retaliation. When we speak out about any issues we have regarding grading, not registering us for class, etc. he either fails us, and does not go over the test with us so we can dispute, or he refuses to sign people up for classes, which makes them have to sit out for several semesters. We contacted the school and nothing has been done, and would like to know how we can proceed.

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Raul Jauregui
Raul Jauregui
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: This sounds like a remarkable moment for that group of African American students to transform education at that school for them and for the next generations of students of color. When you say "class action" you imply getting a lawyer who has experience in race discrimination in education. And there may also be other options in terms of reforming that discriminatory history you state. Either way, check out, particularly the FAQ's as they address race in education. Give us a call. Good luck.

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