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Mississippi sued over unequal education for black students

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi leaders to be sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students.

The lawsuit says Mississippi river that do not meet the requirements of the federal law that the wording of the state of the union after the civil war. That law says that the state should never deprive any citizen of the “school of the rights and powers described in the 1868 constitution.

The SPLC argues that the Mississippi has repeatedly weakened its constitutional protection for education since then, as part of a white supremacist effort to prevent the education of blacks. The lawsuit asks a judge to force the state to honor the promise of that document, written nearly a century and a half ago.

It is the second major lawsuit over school funding now in treatment in Mississippi.

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