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And right now Everett looks a little lost. The house where he became a Sigma and where he roomed all the neat year is gone. Not that it was a big-deal place. With only four bedrooms, it was nothing lilce the white fraterniry mansions here, whose pillats out front shout antebellum psivilege. The Sigma house was a little love shack- Also unlike the white houses, which are bought and paid for by their chapters, the Sigma house belonged to the University of Alabama, which could lease it to the Sigmas or not, and in 1992 it was dedded not. The school tore it down and put up a packng lot. Today, Everett stands in the middle of the lot but czn't figure out where he once lived - We walk past New Fraternity Row, where the Alphas moved. We keep walking until we pass the Sigma Chi house. "There was a blackface incident heze that made national news," Everett says atatter- of-facdy. In 1991, Sigma Chi and Kappa Delta soror Iry had a parry called a swap; swaps usually have themes. "-I-he theme of this partv was Who Rides the Bus?" says Everett. 'Some of the members of both organizations dressed up in blacldace. One girl put a basketball in her shitt. It wasn't iust black people that were made an of, it was poor people in generaL They don't have a due what it's like to be poon' - VEREIT GREw UP pretry Close to poor in Mount :^.taESr s,v-saNC aT n8 eewts ern nm.vts HIS aARV.-IS rusam t¢ss Eon A su« Vernon, IIL, the second son of an artist and a etmxun.t^s>^os>^we.^nceutnmGwrwruTwouLOrsmentlrmeeslrmac? high-school Iibrarian. His parents divorced are more tolerant," he says, "bxcause differences are to be expecred I used to have the idea that all frammr t:es were abouc mnformtry. But I knew when I joined with theu checkbook sticking out of the back pocket month apartment off-cannpus. °- this one that I didn-c have to wotry about that They Its a huge thing here.' Everett s place, which has all the charm of a motel destroyed my scereotypes of frarermttes.' Whites are very comfortable here in Tuscaloosa. room, is plastered with nostets of Public Enemy, Nine Then thele's the networking, which was a lure for ' They act like they own this place. Blacks... how com- Inch Nails, Naughty by Nature, Malcolm X and Sir Brodcy, who, upon getting his degree last surnmer, forrable can they be? Despite a strong presence - 10 Nose D'voidoffunk (from Patliament-Funkadelic). immediately joined a graduate chapter. 'You have percent of a student body of 19,000 - it seems every On the bedroom mirroq in the corner whete a snap- ' ac¢sstomeninsomanydiffetrntareas,menwhowanc time they take a step forward, some crosses get shotofag¢lfnendusuallygoes there'sapostcardpot- , co lend you a hand," he says burned on lawns. It happened in 1976, when the sru- ttait of a young James Brown. If Everect seems a little True, true. trua But thete's an even more funda- dene body eleeted its first and only black president, bit out of place in life, maybe it's because he grew up mental and surprising cause for me crossovec money.
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