Sep 18, 2013

This controversy surrounding the white sororities at University of Alabama got me to thinking about today's 'Question of the Day.'

The controversy deals with that allegations that white sororities on the campus of University of Alabama are denying entrance based on color after two overly qualified black prospects were denied entrance.  What gave these allegations merit was the fact that the undergraduate members of the sororities came forward and admitted that the only reason the women were turned away was because of their race.  Even the president of the University of Alabama agreed that the denials were based on race.

I need someone to explain to me why would you want to socialize with people who obviously don't want anything to do with you simply because the color of your skin. I realize it was the alumni of these organizations that allegedly denied these young women entry, but the fact they made such a denial is an indictment against the organizations as a whole.  Why not seek membership to the prestigious black sororities whose networks are as far-reaching as that of their white counterparts?

So here is the 'Question of the Day':

Should Black Folks Try to Join Social Organizations that Don't Want Them?

Please tell me what you think. 

1 comment:

  1. If perhaps they were trying to join and it is widely known beforehand that they don't welcome blacks, then I would say that it would be a futile effort.

    But I think that in this case, the local chapter was welcoming and in the process it was discovered they alumni members did not want black members. Once you are in the process, I think it makes sense to expose those in the wrong for what they are. Unless the sorority has a change of heart, then I would think that black women will not attempt to join from this point forward.