Higher Learning


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Higher Learning


Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six years so far, becomes friendly with Malik and challenges his views about race and politics in America.

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Jan 1st, 1995


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Higher Learning

Posted: 15 years ago

Three college students learn about the world (racism), themselves (sexuality), and being an adult (hard choices), in their freshman year at strife torn Columbus University.

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