Bit difficult, as I'm listening to Alexandra Robbins on Morning Sedition, discussing Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities. Perhaps if it wasn't validating/reinforcing my prejudices. . . hang on, I'm supposed to actively seek out things that validate and reinforce my prejudices. I should be loving this. Weird.
I expect I should ask Jessica about this sort of thing, good little Kappa Slappa Ho that she is. . .
Caller just declared that, really, Black sororities aren't like the ones described in the book. And some of 'em are headed, en masse to DC this weekend for the March for Women's Lives. Robbins had mentioned she'd seen no indication that. . . mainstream, let's use mainstream as a euphemism for white. . . mainstream sororities were even aware of it, or had any interest in participating.
Expect I could have a look around the Zeta Phi Beta and AKA sites to confirm this, but I'm too busy pretending not to have noticed that the women pictured on the latter site are all lighter-skinned than those on the former.
Unclouded by hate. I can do this.
Clearly, reading or thinking about anything having to do with Greek systems is a bad way to accomplish this.
Determining why I mention these last two events/facts in an entry about Greek systems is left as an exercise for the reader.
Update: Knew I'd seen this mentioned recently. . . very brief write-up of Pledged at Blog of a Bookslut from a few days back.