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Alabama Sororities Invite Black Pledges

Dusty Compton/The Tuscaloosa News via AP

In this Aug. 17, 2013 photo, female students at the University of Alabama prepare to run from Bryant-Denny Stadium to their new sorority houses after receiving their bids in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The university is ordering changes in its sorority system amid charges of discrimination in the Greek-letter organizations, which University President Judy Bonner acknowledged on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, are segregated by race.

Right in time for the 21st century. After a national media frenzy around a campus news piece investigating widespread racial discrimination at sororities at the University of Alabama, the school claims diversity is on the rise. "This campus will be a place of inclusion and opportunity for all," President Judy Bonner said in the video statement. "We will do the right thing, for the right reason, the right way." Last week, 14 pledges were offered to minority students, and 6 accepted.