April 5, 2014 10:16 am -

With word out of the University of Alabama that Greek organizations have the right to ban blacks, we realize that, in some parts of America, race relations are no better than they were in the middle of the last century. Luther Campbell writes that the University shouldn’t stand for it.

Whenever people accuse me of playing the race card, I come across a new story that proves whites still view blacks as second-class citizens. Consider what happened at the University of Alabama last week, when the student government sabotaged a vote that would have forced fraternities and sororities to accept African-Americans and other minorities.

According to various media accounts, the student senate voted 27-5 to kill the measure before it was even heard. Some of the senators didn’t want to upset the school’s Greek organizations.

They should have been more concerned about the awful record of inclusion by University of Alabama frats and sororities. Since the school was founded in 1836, only one black woman has been accepted into a sorority.

…someone has to take a stand against fraternities and sororities excluding people based on their skin color. Until then, white students at schools like Alabama will continue acting like it’s 1963.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.