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This month, the University of
Alabama made national headlines after multiple women spoke up about two African
American women who were blocked from joining sororities because of their race.
Since then, administrators have asked sororities to re-open bidding. Eleven
African American women received bids. Three bids went to other minorities. Segregation in Alabama's Greek system has been the subject
of anger and conversations through the years. Although Alabama
sororities had added minority members back in 2003 there has been a lot of grey
area in the Greek system as to who is accepted or allow to participate in
the bidding process. Although these are positive steps it's
disheartening that it took this long for administrators to address this issue
in the first place. Hopefully these steps toward removing barriers
and ensuring access and opportunity will be a lasting change that will lead to
positive results down the road.
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