Sororities Investigating Segregation Allegations At University Of Alabama

Source: Christina Ng / ABC News

At least two University of Alabama sororities say they are investigating allegations from a student newspaper that they blocked two black women from pledging.

The article in The Crimson White said the “UA Greek system is still almost completely divided along racial lines” and that the two women “tried to break what remains an almost impenetrable color barrier.”

The story claimed that none of the school’s 16 Panhellenic organizations offered a bid to pledge two black women, with some alumni allegedly stepping in to block them.

One of the women, the newspaper said, seemed to be a perfect candidate, with a 4.3 high school GPA, a salutatorian and from a family “with deep roots in local and state public service and a direct link to the University of Alabama.”

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