Perspectives on Race

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Dance Marathon

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While participating in Dance Marathon last weekend, an incident occurred that reminded me of how people are so ashamed to “break the silence”. One of my sorority sisters’ father came to visit, when he noticed that there was only one black girl on the morale team, he proceeded to ask her why that was so. My sorority sister freaked out, and told him that he shouldn’t have asked; but, wouldn’t that be a legitimate question? Wouldn’t he be doing exactly what we want society to do, to break the silence? …

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Written by lp0812

April 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

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  1. This story seems a bit incomplete and leaves me with a lot of questions:
    What is a morale team?
    What is the racial diversity of those who would be candidates for the team?
    What is the racial diversity of your sorority like?
    Can you expand on the conversation between the sister and the father? How did she “freak out”? How did she phrase her point that he shouldn’t have asked?

    Just curious. Thanks.

    mwgoulet

    April 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm

  2. Yeah it’s actually a surprise to me because it seems like the roles are sort of flipped to what I would expect. You would think that your sorority sister would be more likely to approach the problem, and the parents would be more likely to try and keep quiet about the situation. At least, in my opinion.

    elianita514

    April 23, 2010 at 12:17 am


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