U. Alabama’s New Conservative Student Newspaper Will Cover ‘Rise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ Policies
“the fall of tradition and the rise of DEI in its place”
Higher education in America needs more of this. Conservatives should challenge the establishment.
The College Fix reports:
Upstart conservative student paper at University of Alabama will tackle ‘rise of DEI,’ founder says
The first hard copy of an upstart conservative college newspaper at the University of Alabama plans to tackle the rise of “diversity, equity and inclusion” at the cost of the preservation of tradition, the editor-in-chief told The College Fix.
The inaugural print issue will focus on “the fall of tradition and the rise of DEI in its place,” Ginger Morrow, Capstone Free Press editor-in-chief and co-founder, told The Fix via email on December 12.
“I think the true test of if we are here to stay will be the reaction to the print issue, so I am really looking forward to publishing that,” Morrow (pictured) told The Fix.
Morrow had written for The Crimson White, the university’s century-old independent student newspaper, from September 2021 to January 2022, according to the paper’s archives. However, as a conservative-minded student, Morrow felt unwelcome there, she stated.
The Crimson White “is very obviously run by left-leaning students,” she told The Fix. She “absolutely felt” she “had to conceal [her] political beliefs to maintain pleasant working relationships with CW editors.”
Morrow resigned from The Crimson White in February. In March of this year, she helped launch the Capstone Free Press, an independent, right-leaning publication that receives no funding from the university, according to its “About Us” page.
Capstone Free Press is an “outlet through which [UA students] may submit their own opinions for publication without fear of political discrimination,” according to its website. It has a staff of eight, headed by Morrow.
The paper broke the story of the “Delete Dixie Initiative” at UA, a “multi-departmental campaign to remove ‘Dixie’ and gendered language from the [school] fight song,” according to an October 9 article by Morrow.
The paper also covered in several articles conservative activist Matt Walsh’s October visit to campus and screening of the documentary “What is a Woman,” which incited protests and counter-protests.
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