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September 23rd, 2013
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University of Alabama marchers
From Alabama's governor to a U.S. attorney, state and other leaders say they want to move past failed efforts and find a way to permanently end racial segregation in the University of Alabama's Greek system. But for now they're treading lightly in forcing change on sorority row. Racial segregation in the system was thrust into the spotlight this month when the student newspaper quoted a member of...
September 19th, 2013
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Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday implored Senate colleagues to support a sweeping overhaul of federal sentencing guidelines, saying they disproportionately affect minorities and are reminiscent of Jim Crow laws. "There is no justice here," said the libertarian and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate. "It is wrong and it needs to change." Paul recounted from memory to a hearing of the Senate...
September 18th, 2013
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Greek organizations and racial discrimination
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...
September 17th, 2013
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Greek Life Ad
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Charges of racism in sororities at the University of Alabama is being address by expanding the recruitment process. The University of Alabama is ordering changes in its sorority system amid charges of racism in the Greek-letter organizations. A spokeswoman says President Judy Bonner is requiring the groups to begin using a recruitment process where new members can be added...
September 17th, 2013
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Naomi Campbell
More people are calling for racial and ethnic diversity in the models that show off the latest styles. In response to this, a new campaign called Balance Diversity is looking to bring more black models to fashion runways all over the world. Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week – but she wasn't looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Naomi Campbell and veteran...