Sunday, September 15, 2013

Univ. of Alabama Sororities Bar Black Students; Rev. Jesse Jackson Urges Americans Picket Them

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said people should picket sororities at the University of Alabama, which have been accused of barring black students from pledging, the UPI (United Press International) website reports today (September 15, 2013).

The school's student newspaper -- The Crimson White -- published a story on September 11 that two black students had been barred from pledging primarily white sororities on campus.

Speaking to the newspaper, Jackson said the public outrage over the allegations could be compared to the civil rights movement that swept the state and nation 50 years ago.

"Gender or racial segregation is abhorrent to an intelligent, civilized people," he said. "You might take a sorority and start picketing there."

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