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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 02:26 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Talk about a story that fell by the wayside in a hurry ......

Racism on campus? Meh. We got a foobaw team in distress!
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-11-2013 01:47 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(09-11-2013 01:38 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Why any black student, including athletes, would step on the UAT campus is beyond me.

I've always wondered the same thing..

I guess so many people, white and black, worship football success so highly that they turn a blind eye to the history of racism at that school.

If black people were to avoid institutions, organizations, businesses, universities, or people that have a history of racism, we would have to leave this country. I am proud of these young ladies for standing up against the establishment. It takes a combination of acts to eventually lead to change.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 02:58 PM)UAB?IAB Wrote:  
(09-11-2013 01:47 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(09-11-2013 01:38 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Why any black student, including athletes, would step on the UAT campus is beyond me.

I've always wondered the same thing..

I guess so many people, white and black, worship football success so highly that they turn a blind eye to the history of racism at that school.

If black people were to avoid institutions, organizations, businesses, universities, or people that have a history of racism, we would have to leave this country. I am proud of these young ladies for standing up against the establishment. It takes a combination of acts to eventually lead to change.
Well all I can say is my son won't be attending UAT!
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
I showed this to my daughter, a UAB freshman. Her reply, "Keepin' classy, Bama."
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-11-2013 10:59 PM)blazr Wrote:  My chapter at UAB initiated an African-American brother in the mid 90s and one sorority canceled a scheduled mixer with us citing that, specifically, as the reason. Friends in another sorority told us that it was near impossible to get a group to visit our "house" because so many sisters refused to come for the same reason (I don't know if they were afraid they would "catch the black" or that our parties suddenly must resemble NWA or Snoop music vids). That was 2 of 4 sororities. We did fine with the other two plus groups from BSC and Montevallo who expressed no reservations.

As a coda to the story, the young man was only one of many brothers we had who would mark a box other than "Caucasian" on a survey over the years. This year we celebrated with him as he graduated UAB with 3 Ph.D.'s and began his groundbreaking research at Tulane in composing music specifically as therapy for long-term, non-responsive patients (stroke victims, those in comas, autistic individuals, etc.).

One of the reasons I stopped being an active member of your chapter in the mid 80's was the resistance to fully integrate. We had minority members but no black members at that time. Things are getting better and those girls speaking out will help
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
Well, this should bump it up in the media a little.

Trustee's granddaughter denied:

Archibald column:

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013...er_default
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
University of Alabama on sorority discrimination allegations: 'Time to do the right thing'
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/un...er_default

Gov. Bentley addresses discrimination at UA Greek orgs: 'It's not the students, it's the alumni' (video)
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/09/gov_bent...crimi.html

Its gone national, too.
USAToday: Report: U. of Ala. sororities barred blacks
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...n/2802715/

Huffington Post
University Of Alabama Sorority Chapters Allegedly Discriminate Against Black Women: Report
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12...lp00000003
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 05:38 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Well, this should bump it up in the media a little.

Trustee's granddaughter denied:

Archibald column:

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013...er_default

It seems they're good enough to walk among them but they're still not one of them & never will be. At least the England's seem to be taking the high road in the situation
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 06:35 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  University of Alabama on sorority discrimination allegations: 'Time to do the right thing'
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/un...er_default

Gov. Bentley addresses discrimination at UA Greek orgs: 'It's not the students, it's the alumni' (video)
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/09/gov_bent...crimi.html

Its gone national, too.
USAToday: Report: U. of Ala. sororities barred blacks
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...n/2802715/

Huffington Post
University Of Alabama Sorority Chapters Allegedly Discriminate Against Black Women: Report
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12...lp00000003

SCROLL TIDE SCROLL!!!
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
I tell you what, after the University released statements about it if I were Guy Bailey I'd be *pissed*. He 100% got run out of there for standing up to the Greeks and now it looks like it's going to come crumbling down anyway.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
Notice how Prez Bonner isn't in the public eye about this.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 08:05 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Notice how Prez Bonner isn't in the public eye about this.

One of the advisors/alumni that blocked the vote in one of the sororities works in the Office of the President.

Roll Tide.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
[OCS mention in every thread]
How many of these institutions have houses paid for using public bonds? Maybe that's the real reason the OCS got canned - we were going to let in minorities.
[/OCS mention in every thread]
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-11-2013 10:59 PM)blazr Wrote:  My chapter at UAB initiated an African-American brother in the mid 90s and one sorority canceled a scheduled mixer with us citing that, specifically, as the reason. Friends in another sorority told us that it was near impossible to get a group to visit our "house" because so many sisters refused to come for the same reason (I don't know if they were afraid they would "catch the black" or that our parties suddenly must resemble NWA or Snoop music vids). That was 2 of 4 sororities. We did fine with the other two plus groups from BSC and Montevallo who expressed no reservations.

As a coda to the story, the young man was only one of many brothers we had who would mark a box other than "Caucasian" on a survey over the years. This year we celebrated with him as he graduated UAB with 3 Ph.D.'s and began his groundbreaking research at Tulane in composing music specifically as therapy for long-term, non-responsive patients (stroke victims, those in comas, autistic individuals, etc.).

I'm friends with the guy you're referring to. He's whiter than I am, just with a much better tan.

I wonder how many blacks actually go through rush at UAT. I know when I was active at UAB there weren't but a couple guys in my 4 years to go through fraternity rush.

I could go on and on for days about sororities and their alumnae and how the actives let people who don't pay dues run their organizations.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-11-2013 08:36 PM)Smaug Wrote:  
(09-11-2013 08:24 PM)Blazer86 Wrote:  
(09-11-2013 03:14 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Finis done made a call.
I wonder how long it will be before the young ladies quoted in the stories will be asked to leave their organizations.

As much as I respect and appreciate the dissenting voices, I'd respect and appreciate them more if they didn't give those racist bags the satisfaction, and just walked out.

if you quit you no longer have the power to change the system. it takes more courage to stay and fight for you beliefs than walk away.
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(09-12-2013 08:36 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  [OCS mention in every thread]
How many of these institutions have houses paid for using public bonds? Maybe that's the real reason the OCS got canned - we were going to let in minorities.
[/OCS mention in every thread]

You kid.. but there is only so much money that the system can borrow at one time.
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
(09-12-2013 11:56 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  
(09-12-2013 08:36 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  [OCS mention in every thread]
How many of these institutions have houses paid for using public bonds? Maybe that's the real reason the OCS got canned - we were going to let in minorities.
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You kid.. but there is only so much money that the system can borrow at one time.

UA bonds != UAB bonds
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University of Alabama Trustee: We do not support segregation of student organizations

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/tr...er_default

Interesting how Bonner had never spoken up on this before now.

Bailey had an initiative to integrate before he "stepped down" & Bonner didn't get the memo about the initiative apparently.
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"Alabama is now No. 1 in the country and it is hypocritical to cheer the boys on on Saturday afternoon and lock the sisters out of the sorority on Monday,"

Actually a darn good statement by the Rev.

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/th...is_hy.html
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RE: OT: Calling Out Bama's "Good Ole Gal" Sororities
UAT deserves all the negative publicity they are getting. It's been a long time coming.

Now if somebody could just shed some light on the clowns on the BOT.
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