By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama is again
responding to an incident of racially insensitive language on the
Tuscaloosa campus.

The administration sent students a mass e-mail Wednesday saying someone had used chalk to write disparaging words about various
ethnic and racial groups, including blacks and whites. The e-mail didn't say exactly what was written or where the incident occurred.

But the writing included the words "First Amendment." A message from university vice president Mark Nelson says the school supports free-speech rights, but it calls the incident "mean-spirited and unacceptable."

A member of a white fraternity is currently being disciplined after being accused of yelling a racial slur at a black man on campus last weekend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Tom Location: Enterprise on Feb 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM
    Why is he being disciplined for an accusation? Seems to me, if the accusation is this serious he should be afforded "Due Process"
  • by Mandi Location: Dothan on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    As well as it should GE, bottom line is that they know better and it's time to stop this. White or black we eat the same food, shop at the same store, use the same roads to get to where we're going. Why does color matter. It's not just black and white anymore, take a look around America is a big melting pot of all kinds of race. I don't see color, I see Mary, Ashley, Amanda, Billy, Grant. We all should see names instead of color.
  • by GE Location: Enterprise on Feb 10, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    Racist Blacks are calling White kids "Crackers" in Wiregrass schools. Officials are afraid to confront the racist Blacks for fear of being called "racist" when the Blacks pull the old "race card" as they always do. (This will be censored by WTVY)
  • by Barbara Location: Bonifay on Feb 10, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    The more you complain the worse it will get.You got to just ignore it.I should know, I was called names when i went to school. I would complain and cry, then one of my teachers told me, if you'd quit giving them wood to burn the fire will go out. And it was true, I stopped complaining and they got tired and quit.Sure being called racist names is bad, but you haven't got to pour on the wood, fan the flames.You got to get a tough hide and go on about your busines.Stop complaining.
  • by Rene Location: Dothan on Feb 10, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    It amazes me that these are kids looking for an education and they cannot even following discipline of the mouth. With the cost of college, bet parents are doing a little discipline themselves to the student(s). I have 3 kids at UAB each about $10,000 per semester. This would be a waste of everyone's time if even one of them pulled an improper stunt like this. But then again, they love college and we are proud parents. Also, for the life they want to live after college, their reputation counts as much now as it will later. GO BLAZER KIDS!
  • by Uncle Sam Location: Washington D.C. on Feb 10, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    Above all Else we Must Be Politically Correct and Say and Do What will not Offend anyone. The First Amendment and Free Speech only apply to some all others must remain silent. That is what is going on in our country today.
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