So after bringing shows like Love & Hip Hop New York, Atlanta and now LA to our lives producer Mona Scott Young is set to bring us another show that focuses on the lives of super classy, intelligent, confident and respectful women. Nahhh we’re joking! We just wanted to see if you were paying attention. According to Eben Gregory, a trailer was recently released to the media and almost as soon as it was released it was snatched back and taken down off of the internets!
Why you ask? Well, because Black Greeks had a fit over the show! So much so that they started a petition to get the show terminated! The petition has just begun to pick up steam and has gotten upwards of 1o,000 signatures so far!
The “Sorority Sisters” trailer highlighted members of Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho.
A MoveOn.org petition was enacted by Reynoir Lewis and addressed to Viacom’s president and CEO Phillipe Dauman and President Barack Obama. Said the petition,
“Stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations. Our founders amongst EVERY organization worked extremely hard to allow us to unite and flourish not only on college campuses, but as a people well beyond our college days, and Mona Scott-Young now threatens to demolish those aims and goals we all abide by.”
There is a huge difference between those who crossed the burning sands in college and those who are chasing after rappers and producers…we’re just saying. Greeks are a totally different group of men and women and they are all about keeping their sacred and honored traditions to themselves. But it’s deeper than that. They are also major contributors in their communities and believe in education not to mention the giving back they do through philanthropy.
They don’t stand for ratchetivity…so we can see this petition getting a whole lot of love throughout the various Greek orgs. What they do in college to pledge and party is not an indicator of what it means to be in their organizations as grown people…so we expect to see them put up one heck of a fight over this whole thing.
If folks simply do their research into why these groups were founded in the first place they will probably agree with the petition. Just saying.
Stay tuned y’all…this ain’t over!
Happy Founder's Day Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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