Just curious if anyone has any insight on racism at the University of Alabama. While I am considering primarily academic powerhouse schools like Michigan, Illinois and Purdue, Alabama essentially makes it almost free for me to go there. The way I see it, college is a once in a lifetime thing, therefore I would hate to be excluded or marginalized because I am not white or black (I am of Indian decent). I ran a search of racism at UA's newspaper, Crimson White, and found tons of articles about racist incidents. It seems like almost every other week there is some problem. I did the same with Michigan's Michigan Daily, Illinois's Daily Illini and Purdue's Exponent and basically found none. Also why are all fraternity and sorority houses either all white or black? The houses at Michigan, Illinois and Purdue are all integrated. This is what worries me the most, why is Alabama so segregated? They keep talking about the new south, but it still looks like the old. Academically Alabama isn't the greatest but it isn't as awful as most of the nation thinks, so I am not worried about that. It is basically as good as what you make of it. The racism is what really keeps me from considering or even visiting that school. Any insights would be nice. THANKS!