Layla Evette, a Black student at Southern Methodist University, recently took to the internet to explain her thoughts about sorority-recruitment and how hard it is for Black women to join the greek life at her school. The responses she received from sorority members at the school are laden with blatant racism and hate and are receiving national attention.
This is what she initially posted to her school’s page on GreekRank.com:
“This is the south (hence SOUTHERN Methodist University), and a majority of girls are legacies with strong ties to the chapters they join (or will join), and tend to come from old money.
The reality is is that black pnms are often unqualified for recruitment (low GPA, bad grades, not involved on campus, know nothing about the houses) and are heavily unprepared (no letters of recommendations or letters of support) and generally come from a completely different background (impoverished lower class).”
So going through recruitment is 10x tougher as a black woman, and you will have to work harder than other white, Asian, Hispanic or foreign women.
I know someone asked about it and this is a hot topic on YY, but it’s the truth. people can deny and act like the houses are flooded with black girls, but they aren’t.”
Soon after her post went up, women presumably from the schools sororities started reacting and things got really messy. By “messy”, we mean probably one of the most blatant displays of racism that you have seen all week.
A poster calling herself showed up with a racist reaction that set the SMU GreekRank page on fire. This is what she said:
“Reasons why black women do not and will not get bids:
1) Y’all are racist and have your own sororities and fraternities. Y’all created them, so how about using them?
2) Y’all are aesthetically unpleasing to the eye both for activities and the fraternity men we associate with. No, we don’t want to be the house that took “the black” and end up like Gamma Phi, where guys avoid them like the plague. Sorry, but looks matter.
3) Ya’ll never have letters of recommendation or support
4) Ya’ll have no in house connections
5) Y’all go to crappy schools and generally don’t deserve to be at SMU to begin with.
6) Your personalities suck
7) Y’all are boring to talk to
8) Not wealthy
9) Don’t put in any effort, yet expect us to want you
10) No incentives for bidding you, other than looking diverse”
The person who wrote this closed her response with the following:
“Why do black women think they’re entitled to joining OUR sororities? Honestly, this puts is off from y’all even more.”
This response is clearly racist and but this is definitely not the first time that something like this has happened. Earlier this year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Oklahoma was shut down after a video was leaked of their chapter chanting:
“There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.”
Earlier this month, Black Students at UCLA crashed a blackface party that was being held by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity And Alpha Phi Sorority at their school.
What are your thoughts on this whole situation? Does it surprise you? Let us know in the comment section below.
We at WatchTheYard.com did a little digging and found some other responses to the post including one regarding intake of asians vs. blacks. Click on the arrows below to see screenshots of the OUTRAGEOUS responses.