University of Alabama responds to integration of sororities - WRBL

University of Alabama responds to integration of white sororities

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -

    The University of Alabama is responding to allegations made in the school's newspaper about membership into some white sororities.

   According to the "Crimson White Newspaper," members of at least two sororities are complaining about not being allowed to vote on a potential new candidate who is black. 

   The newspaper reports that while some sorority members were "on board" with accepting a black member, advisors and alumni blocked the vote.

   In response to the article, the University of Alabama has released the following statement: "Every U.A. organization should be committed to making sure that its policies are held to the highest ideals.  Our student leaders, our student body and their parents, our employees and our alumni will work hard to continue the progress of the last 50 years as we work together to make access to opportunities available to all."

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