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A Note from the Underground: The Alpha Phi controversy and institutional racism

Amanda Bennett

August 20, 2015

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me...[I]t is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When t...

Bentley made right move to remove the flag

Eric Roddy

July 8, 2015

It seems rare, sometimes, for two great things to happen to the state of Alabama in the same week, let alone the same day, but on June 24, we found out that Google planned to pour $600 million into the state in order to turn o...

Food first directory speaks on injustice in food system

Lauren Lane

March 26, 2015

Wednesday night, the anthropology and food and nutrition departments came together to sponsor a lecture: Dismantling Racism in the Food System. The lecture was given by Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First, an ...

It's time to talk about racial equity

John David Thompson

March 24, 2015

It is no secret that America is increasingly becoming a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. We are one of the most diverse nations on the planet, yet we are very divided racially. Even at The University of Alabama, where th...

Lamar's new album calls society to reflect on race

Chisolm Allenlundy

March 24, 2015

Last week, Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surprised listeners across the world by becoming available on iTunes and Spotify a week before its scheduled release. The album broke Spotify’s single...

Oklahoma's SAE provides Alabama lesson on empathy

Patrick Crowley

March 11, 2015

Well, I never thought some other university’s greek system would manage to make national headlines for racial issues the same way the University did in Fall 2013. But The University of Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity did just that. For...

Zendaya's red carpet hairstyle proponent for appreciation of all beauty

Vel Lewis

March 11, 2015

I did not watch the Oscars a few Sundays ago, but I did find myself scrolling through red carpet pictures, gazing at the glamor and lavishness of Hollywood’s best and finest stars. What really caught my eye were the number of...

In wake of Selma, embrace equality

Leigh Terry

March 11, 2015

The 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday was commemorated with much fanfare in Selma, Alabama, this past weekend. The coverage of this event focused on unity, bravery and understanding rather than on the polarization, partisan vi...

UA student released from sorority for use of racial slur

Katie Shepherd

March 8, 2015

A member of UA sorority Chi Omega was released from her organization Wednesday evening after allegedly sending a Snapchat containing a racial slur. This follows a similar incident within Chi Omega last August. Deborah Lane, as...

Progress comes slowly in Alabama

Mark Hammontree

February 16, 2015

A week ago, a group of Alabamians long oppressed were finally extended the right to marry legally, allowing hundreds of couples to affirm for themselves those basic protections and liberties that other couples always had access to...

Racism undermines 'self-made man'

Carolyn Duke

February 3, 2015

Let’s talk about race. Let’s talk about the painful reality our society has created. Let’s face the blaring and unacceptable issues in our world today.Some readers may just have rolled their eyes because they believe this...

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