posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 03:43 PM
Why do you think that it seems to be socially acceptable for black men and women to have their own organizations, i.e. all black
fraternities/sororities and what have you, but if there was a faternity that would not admit blacks, or mexicans, or asians simply because they are
not white, there would undoubtedly be a cry of racism on the part of the organization? This is a constant source of aggravation for me. I have read
several posts on this board where people were up in arms because they thought Freemasonry would not allow blacks to join. I'm pretty sure there are
exclusively black lodges, and what's more they actually go so far as to label themselves as "Black Lodges" or something like that. And here we are
discussing "Black fraternities and sororities". Why the double standard?
I think any group that restricts membership due to ethnic background is ultimately doomed to fail, be it a college fraternity or whatever the case may
be. Just my opinion. It seems a great hypocrisy that whole civil rights movement was about equality for black people, yet it seems (and this is just
my opinion base on my experience) alot of them go out of their way to alienate themselves from the society they fought so hard to be accepted in.
Sorry to stray off topic but I think that fratenities/sororities that only accept blacks should be held to the same social standard as
fraternities/sororities that only accept whites.
I personally don't think it's right either way, but I do think that the same social stigma should be placed on ANY organization - white, black,
yellow, purple or other that limits membership based on race.
Just my $0.02