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What These Sororities Did Wasn’t Just Catty. It Was Straight Racist.

On June 11, 1963, John F. Kennedy issued a presidential spanking of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a proud racist who refused to allow black students to register at the University of Alabama. Kennedy threatened Wallace with arrest by the National Guard — a bold and risky move, to be sure — if he didn't comply. The politician in Wallace made him eat his pride and step aside. But 50 years later, the university is still cleaning the stains of white supremacy from their walls.

Ending racial segregation at the University of Alabama and on plenty of other campuses isn't proving easy. But we can change it. How? According to Courtland Milloy of the Washington Post, "by changing minds. And the institutions will follow." So let's get to it.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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