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1 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:14:33pm

One reaction (from the link):

The Chi Omega member said the chapter’s philanthropy chair resigned from the sorority following recruitment. Additionally, she said members of the chapter called Chi Omega national headquarters, asking them to investigate whether the decision was made with discriminatory intentions.

“Our philanthropy chair really wanted her and was rooting for her and left before the parties and everything when she found out [the recruit was dropped],” the Chi Omega member said. “She was living in the house - she just packed up all her stuff and left the house and left rush.”

Need more like that.

2 elizajane  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:53:31pm

I can’t get through to the original link but here’s another good response from an Alabama blog:

As an alum of Alpha Gamma Delta at Alabama, I want to say three things. First, thank you Melanie Gotz, for having the guts to stand up both in the chapter room and beyond. Secondly, the alumni who stand in the way of any girl getting into a sorority because of her race does NOT reflect my values and I hope the values of many others. Thirdly, I hope that this is the watershed moment that changes the culture of sororities from this point forward. It’s fine to wanto to congregate and socialize with people who are like you, but to exclude someone because of their race is so outdated, and to allow a small group of alumns to have such a say is ridiculous! Fortunately, it sounds like many of the young women at UA today are more progressive and modern than their advisers.

blog.al.com

Admittedly there are other comments there along the lines of “there are all black sororities! Why can’t there be all white ones? And while we’re at it, there are all black dating sites!”

3 jvic  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 1:20:14pm

No, no…

Those alums just want the candidate to go somewhere where she’ll be comfortable and fit in. They’re blackballing her to help her, really. It’s for her own good.

Some of their best friends are Negroes.

spit

4 sffilk  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 1:32:07pm

This sounds similar to the story my aunt told me about a similar incident at UCLA where a non-Greek was elected student body president. The Panhellenic Council, in a desperate move, offered the new president a “social membership” which would get him into the parties, but not really be a member of one of the fraternities. Again, according to my aunt, who was a student at UCLA at the time, that is why Kirk Douglas was never a member of a fraternity. He was the student elected student body president.

5 steve_davis  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 2:34:21pm

A former colleague of mine, and fellow grad student from ages past, got on an elevator with someone off the search committee, after she had returned to our alma mater with a Ph.D. “You know, we only took you because you’re black.” The fact my friend laughed as she relayed this story just kind of emphasizes the whole “what the fuck” ness of it all.

6 Was Shellie Zimmerman Wearing A Hoodie???  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 2:44:44pm
To my knowledge, the president and the rush chair and our rush advisors were behind this, and if we had been able to pledge her, it would’ve been an honor,” the Tri Delta member said. “However, our [alumnae] stepped in and went over us and had her dropped.”

I am so proud of these girls. I am sure their families are also, as they have raised them well.

7 Decatur Deb  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 5:15:42pm

Buried in the story of this particular girl: If I read correctly it seems our fair state’s university has no unfortunately-shaded girls in any of its white sororities. As evidenced by my use of the term ‘white sorority’.

“Old times here are not forgotten. Look away..”

8 HappyWarrior  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 5:21:57pm

This in 2013? Real sad. We’ve come a long way but we’ve got a way to go in many ways too.

9 funky chicken  Wed, Sep 11, 2013 8:01:42pm

Joining a sorority was one of the worst decisions I ever made, so I believe these young ladies are better off…obviously not for an acceptable reason, but better off anyway.


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