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What Year is This? Segregated Sorority

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On Friday, the University of Alabama decided to allow Black women to join a traditionally White sorority.

Thanks, I guess?

According to the Associated Press, University President Judy Bonner said “11 Black students and three students from other minority groups received bids, or invitations, to join a historically white sorority.” Six of those students have accepted those invitations.

“I am confident that we will achieve our objective of a Greek system that is inclusive, accessible and welcoming to students of all races and ethnicities,” Bonner said in a video statement. “We will not tolerate anything less.”

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While I appreciate the university recognizing the wrongs of their ways, it’s a bit disheartening that this is still taking place in 2013. Didn’t we “legally” end segregation years ago?

Personally, I wouldn’t be jumping for joy to join an organization that didn’t want me in the first place. But that’s just me. What do you think?