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Did biased rule changes knock White sorority off winner's contest platform?


  • bruce 6 years ago

    No surprises here.
    Nothing wrong with racial prejudice as long as its "correct" racial prejudice.
    Just like electing a president based on skin color is cool if it's the "correct" skin color, ignoring the fact that it is NOT following what MLK preached: Judging people by their character, not the color of their skin.

  • Doug 6 years ago

    Racism is a alive and well in Black America. I was called to a job interview last year and it was clear that the black HR person had thought I was black on the phone. Although she had asked me to come to the job fair to conduct an interview, she just handed me an info folder and told me thanks for coming, without asking a single question or even having a short conversation. Just for interest I stuck around the job fair and noticed that 3 black candidates got interviewed and 4 white candidates got the same treatment I did. Further, I struck up a conversation with one of the candidates of appropriate color afterwards and wasn't surprised to learn that I was vastly more qualified for the position. Whites have no recourse in such situations, as the law descriminates against us.

  • Dennis 6 years ago

    Did the U. of Arkansas team accept their money, and, if so, why? The only acceptable response would have been to skip the ceremony and leave.

  • Shay 6 years ago

    While Zeta Tau Alpha was definitely the best sorority step team, Mr. Fobbs forgot to mention in his piece that ZTA stole moves associated with virtually every Divine Nine organization out there and combined it in their routine (an unwritten no-no). E.g., there were moves clearly identified with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (e.g., the "Sigma Nutcracker" move that they used to start their routine), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (the AKAs at University of Arkansas taught the ZTA chapter how to step, 15 years ago; the AKAs at Indiana University originally placed second at the competition). There was nothing uniquely ZTA about their routine. ZTA also booty popped at the end of their routine, which is a clear violation of competition rules against sexually suggestive moves.

    However, Sprite was bogus with the non-defined "scoring discrepancy" (don't they double check judges' scores?) and should've let the original result stand.

  • Kim 6 years ago

    I was at the competition. ZTA clearly won fair and square. To say they shouldn't even have been permitted to compete begs the question, why not until after they won the entire national competition did this argument come up? why didn't this argument come up when they won the regionals in Houston? this is clearly poor sportsmanship on part of other teams. Why can't you just congratulate the ZTA's for a job well done and executed? Like the EMC said, Steppin is for everybody, if you can step, you can step.

  • TheWatcher 6 years ago

    It seems more and more that it is OK for some people to be prejudiced. Give it up the white girls won it

  • Barbara 6 years ago

    As more people like yourself bring these truths to the forefront, we (Americans) will move closer to true equality in this country. Everyone will have to "step" up their game to get what they want in life and entitlement/participation based on color will be a thing of the past. Well written article, thank you!

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