Thursday, October 19th, 2017

#1 Fraternities and Sororities

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Educated Black people like to talk about which fraternity (also called a ”frat”) or sorority they pledged in college. Some of them even go to college with the intent to pledge a Greek lettered organization, then drop out of school. Unlike predominately white fraternities or sororities, these Black Greek letter organizations (or “BGLOs”) are for life. Many members wear Greek paraphernalia well into old age. They even continue to attend their organization’s regional and national conferences.

All members of these Greek organizations love to talk about how hard they pledged and continually state how much they dislike other members who did not pledge as hard as they did. There have also been a few whites people who have crossed racial lines and joined a BGLO. Of course, this person was pledged harder than any other person because they have to pay for all injustices whites have committed against blacks!

If you are non-Black and encounter a Black person wearing a shirt or something that reflects their Greek organization, tell them how much you love their organization and the community service it does. Never say, “I love those dances you guys do!” It’s like saying, “I love to watch you black people dance because all black people have such good rhythm and know how to dance.” You will appear racist and never have that person as a friend. Also as a non-Greek, Black or not, you are NOT allowed to wear Greek paraphernalia. Greek organizations are not sports teams; therefore, you shouldn’t wear the organization’s colors to show your support.

Educated Black Greeks often look at pledging as a right of passage–their educational experience was enhanced because they “went Greek.” When someone talks about their experience, always look as though you are interested and truly care because this is very important to them.

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12 Responses to “#1 Fraternities and Sororities”
  1. Sam says:

    I’m looking forward to Boule 2012 in New Orleans!

    EEE-Yip Sorors!

  2. Christy says:

    I don’t know how you can consider a person and EBP if all they did was go to call to pledge… I think that puts them in the category of UEBP

  3. Brentley LeDarius Jameson says:

    “Some of them even go to college with the intent to pledge a Greek lettered organization, then drop out of school.”

    so how is someone who does this “educated”? i hope this website is a joke. it’s pathetic. rife with grammatical errors, naivete, ignorance, and most of all stupidity. wow.

  4. PrettyLady says:

    Hahahahaha This is so right on the money!

  5. Boo says:

    Just as a note, all ‘predominantly white’ sororities and fraternities are for life as well and I know, at least for my srat, that the members consider themselves a sister for their whole life. You don’t just stop when you get out of college.

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