ACS student Matthew Wood writes in The Independent

Posted on Thursday 3rd October 2013

Third-year ACS student Matthew Wood, who is at the University of Alabama for his Study Abroad, has written this interesting article for The Independent about racial integration at the University.

Wood writes that certain sororities at Alabama have only just admitted African American female students.

According to Wood, "Skin colour still appears to represent something of a barrier for African American female students hoping to gain membership of one of Alabama's traditional all-white sororities."

Wood notes, "The controversy has both marginalised and unified the student body; it has prompted the President to make a series of official (and ambiguously unsatisfying) statements and it’s gained the attention of the nation's media. A few hundred black and white students did come together in a public showing of protest with a march at the weekend."

Read more about the issue::

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/istudents/the-university-of-alabama-must-do-more-for-the-cause-of-racial-integration-8841924.html