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U of Alabama students protest 'whites only' sororities (+video)

Students at the University of Alabama marched Wednesday to protest racial segregation among sororities and fraternities. School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race

U of Alabama: The end of whites-only sororities?
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Several hundred people marched Wednesday at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.

The marchers headed from the university library to the administration building, where the president's office is located. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building, standing behind a large banner that said "Last stand in the schoolhouse door."

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.

School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race. She is requiring that sororities belonging to a campus association composed of white sororities begin using a new recruitment process aimed at diversifying the groups.

 
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