Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Gator Growl

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Did anyone notice the disparity of racial representation for the homecoming king and queen?

I mean, it’s not like it surprises any of us. King and Queens of most high schools in general are dominated by white people. But it’s right in front of our faces…I mean, even the skits were mostly dominated by the white greeks. This is also coming from a white greek-I’d like to see more integration in the next upcoming years for gator growl. The demographic of the University of Florida is changing….and we should do our best to promote it.

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Written by seemenomore123

October 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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  1. Yeah I did notice and had similar thoughts about it as you. The thing is that whites people dominate fraternities and sororities, both of which play a key role in organizing Gator Growl. If you went to the parade, there was a BSU (Black Student Union) homecoming king and queen. I guess it’s a separate thing, but I saw them trying to get everyone to vote in Turlington.

    sgaviria

    October 19, 2009 at 12:09 am

  2. i noticed this before gator growl weekend. Youre right UF and the student body should do our best to promote the fact the UF’s demographics are changing.

    mzarandy1

    October 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

  3. Why do we have to have a separate BSU homecoming queen and king? It makes no sense to me that we have racially separated the two homecomings across a black and white racial line. Hopefully, UF will take steps to address this in the future.

    victorianelson

    October 19, 2009 at 4:34 am

  4. I agree with that last statement. It seems ridiculous that we have to have a separate BSU homecoming in order to have a black queen and king. It’s appalling to think that we have two different homecomings – if the reasoning is truly that blacks are not likely to be voted for queen or king in the larger, university homecoming. Unless perhaps, the BSU homecoming is more about black pride?

    carlyeg

    October 20, 2009 at 1:04 am


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