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‘Sorority Sisters’ Cancellation: The Ol Educated Black Woman’s Psyche.

June 9, 2015 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) I know that this is a blatantly late post about the cancellation of ‘Sorority Sisters’, but since I just wrote about black women and our solidarity issues, this is a good time to address my thoughts on such a shameful episode in black history.

If you’re not familiar with the show, here’s a synopsis from VH1:

Sorority Sisters follows the lives of “sorors” from four different Atlanta sororities. Unlike most white sororities, African-American sorors pledge for life and are expected to continue with community work long after graduation.

With this fierce loyalty comes intense rivalry among the sisters of the different organizations. From long-awaited reunions and high teas, to managing the men in their lives, it’s homecoming all across the ATL! Our ladies have a lot at stake, from maintaining their image in the community to holding down the bonds and legacies of their sororities.

This sounds like good TV, if you ask me!

The idea of having a show surrounding college educated women, displaying their way of life and values seemed like a positive move. Not so. It was offensive to black people all over the country, especially Greek organizations. Their premise for their disdain for such a show, was that it would invade int he privacy of Black Greek Organizations. That sounded a bit illogical, as these women had already graduated from college, yet were living their own lives, with their sorority in their hearts and minds. I would assume that they weren’t going to go over any rituals or Greek secrets on TV, but I digress.

My first thought was,’ Wow. These women must be controlled by the institutions in which they were educated. They are being controlled because they are in an organization.’

Whoever started the trend to pull advertisers from their show, tweet all the advertisers telling them they they were a disgrace for supporting a show surrounding black and educated sorority women, creating Facebook groups related to the cancellation of such a show…never stopped to think of how positive the outcome for such a show could be. This show may have led to better images of black sorority-sister-2015women on an international platform…TV.

I mean, what do we have now, unscripted, that shows quality back women? We all love Love and Hip Hop Series, where bottom bitches get it on, argue about the men they share, and brag about their abortions, which is so common in the black community. We love Basketball Wives series, where classy ‘dressed’ women have WWE fights on it every week, It’s more entertaining to see bottom bitches than educated women, according tot the actions of educated black women.

Is trap life more important to show the world, instead of Greek life?

Does ‘woo woo’ (crip) and ‘soo woo’ (blood) sound better than ‘ skee wee’ (soror) ?

Pondering…

Look at this post that shows tweets from black women tweeting advertisers that sorority sister reality shows are garbage, so they should pull their advertisements:

http://www.projectcasting.com/news/vh1s-sorority-sisters-canceled-backlash-causes-advertisers-pull/

Honestly, it’s not like this show would be tainting the image of sororities: It seems to be already tainted, with some sororities being brutal during hazing, catching cases on campus, etc.

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/howard-aka-sorority-hazing-lawsuit-human-rights/

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/02/02/former-student-sues-sorority-for-alleged-hazing-practices/

http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=3044

http://jezebel.com/5882019/pledge-sues-sorority-for-making-her-pee-her-pants

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/aka-african-american-sorority-pledge

I mean, if they really wanted to get these women off the show, why not show all of those advertisers their criminal records?

With all of these articles about the hardship and dangers of joining a black Greek organization, is there any wonder why they went ALL OUT against their fellow sorors? They are ruthless in their pursuit of power and control, that they forgot that these women are different than those women on ratchet reality TV. They would have been a breath of fresh air for young black girls.

Instead what did they see? They saw an opportunity to exert their power over their fellow sorors.

Don’t you think the sorority’s founders would be rolling over in their grave for their hazing crimes, and NOT a reality show that featured the beautiful products that came from their sorority?

Maybe they were right about pulling the plug on such a promising show. The bottom bitch reality shows are closer to our reality than being a college educated sorority chick. Shameful!

Staff Writer; Celeste Writer

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5 Responses to “‘Sorority Sisters’ Cancellation: The Ol Educated Black Woman’s Psyche.”
  1. @Jason When did the show become only about those organizations? It was based around sorority women who had already graduated. Is there a leash on those women’s lives and purses?

    I assume hoodrats and bottom bitches better describe the women you mentioned? Have you call an advertiser about the shows they are on?

    Is it more accurate to see black women as beasts in dresses? There’s no complaints for that?

    How are they the worst of your organization? I think they decided to be adults, made an adult decision, but the organizations still see them as little girls who can be bossed around. That’s blatantly clear.

    For the show to really have never gotten off the ground, how are you telling me what the show was about? How could it be shameful when the world only saw a few episodes?

    There was an abuse of power going on as usual, it seems.

    How educated are you to suddenly bring in another another race to compare blacks with? Why is it so common for blacks to look outside of themselves for validation, or to see if their moral compass is on point?

    You should research that

  2. @prettynice911

    I’m not sure how an organization can interfere with a woman’s money like that. How are the reality stars who are actually ratchet more deserving of celebrity than those women?

    It’s not like these organizations are without criminals records attached to them…might as well get on the reality show wagon.

    What happened was women who are attached to these organizations and publicly showed how far they would go to take that show off the air via social media, showed black girls all over the country what they they are more readily accepting of bottom bitches in nice dresses, rather than educated women who could possibly start a better trend than the current ratchet reality shows.

    It’s ignorant to go all out against women who are black Greek women, their reality show and advertisers, and not bat an eyelash against the shows that could be deemed detrimental to the image of the American Black woman.

    I guess educated women stay glued to those reality shows…too entertaining.

    I know I do…

    Don’t mess with the educated black woman’s entertainment.

  3. prettynice911 says:

    I am glad that the show was cancelled, we can not continue to allow learners and the new generation to think this behavior or conduct is permit in college or society.This would have been another rachet show like,so many others, my son is not allowed to watch TV for this reason…..Why do women think acting this way for a paycheck is acceptable, what you have do is disgraceful me sisters and the leadership of the organization, I can’t see how I can recruit any one after they have watched that show…Shame on u if u r raising childrening for those who acted careless n reckless with your words n thoughts…

  4. Jason says:

    Wow, this entire “article” or opinion piece is nonsense. As you said a 100 year legacy of leadership and success in the African American and International community is already tainted by hazing allegations etc. Should we let NONFINANCIAL members who decide to no longer uphold the light represent the thousands we have in the world trying to make a difference?

    You are using the same old argument white America has used to describe black men as pants sagging fatherless thugs. You are looking at a percentage of BLACK fraternity/sorority chapters and passing judgment on all of the positive progress the rest have contributed.

    These females do NOT represent my sister, do NOT represent my fiancé and do NOT represent my mother. These girls that appeared on the show represented the worst of our organization and amongst 1000 of Sorority applicants these are the females they decided to use to represent BLACK Greek Culture. You dont see a problem with that?

    Ask yourself this. If there was a white sorority reality show would they have casted from the worst of the organization or the best?

  5. Realman2 says:

    Now if they only get rid of world star hip.

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