Florida A&M University and Florida State University are both public universities located in Tallahassee.
Both help produce leaders and professionals that will play an intricate role in molding the future of America. One could come to the conclusion that FAMU and FSU are essentially the same.
The truth of the matter is that FAMU and FSU are very distinct from each other. It is not likely that an individual would have confusion distinguishing one from the other.
FAMU and FSU have their own culture.
There are people who associate differences as being inadequacies. Sure FAMU doesn’t have a huge state-of-the-art football stadium like FSU, but that doesn’t mean it is inferior. A great portion of FAMU students do not come to the football games to sit and watch the game so there is no need for a cutting-edge facility, as long as the band’s halftime performance is good they are satisfied. In contrast, the majority of FSU students could care less about their band’s halftime performance; to them it is all about the actual game.
The different racial make up of the student body at the two schools is not the only reason they differ. FAMU, which is a predominately black school has a different culture from every school, whether it be FSU or another historically black college or university.
FAMU and FSU serve the same purpose, to provide higher learning to its students. But the journey and experiences that come with each school are not the same.
Siraaj Sabree for the Editorial Board.