Hundreds March Against Racism At University of Alabama
In an attempt to desegregate campus Greek-letter organizations, hundreds gathered in protest at the University of Alabama.
The marchers traveled from the university library to the administration building where the president’s office is located, and stood behind a banner that read “Last stand in the schoolhouse door.”
The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building Wednesday morning. Faculty Senate President Steve Miller had announced the demonstration at a Faculty Senate meeting, where professors spoke out against long-standing racial segregation in fraternities and sororities.
The University of Alabama’s student newspaper published a story detailing allegations of racial bias in Greek-letter recruitment. School President Bonner’s video statement acknowledging the system is segregated came soon after.
The university is now revising their recruitment rules.
University Greek-letter organizations are usually segregated on campuses belonging to majority institutions. Conscious segregation or the natural gravitation towards like-minded individuals?
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