Some people call them gangs; some people say that they have lost their way. A lot of people would say that their founders would not be proud. Hell, I agree with many of these statements and I am a part of the group of people talking about. I’m not a blood or a crip. I’m a member of a Black Greek Letter Organization. (I am not “Greek” but that’s a whole nother post for a whole different day). I am a sliding, kicking, spinning, hook throwing member of the only frat I know. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. I am the deuce the tail the HONCHO the showdog MADE in the “Once Murderous, Always Mighty, Malicious Mu Chapter” “Where the WOOD is still GOOD and will never go BAD” but I digress. This is not a post to explain why I know believe my beloved fraternity to the best ever.period. In response to Cuzzo’s post earlier this week, I wanted to post the top nine reasons GDIs and members of Greek organizations that are not BGLO (and some members of BGLOs too) and my responses to them. (No particular order) I’m gonna be honest and say that I probably hate Greeks too most of the time.
1) Always thinking about their fraternity or sorority.
I agree with this issue. I hate when every other word out of the mouth of a Greek is “frat” or “bruh” or “soror”. Did you not have a life before you pledged or sign your papers (another topic for another day). When you were initiated did you lose all of your old friends. If you were lame before the letters, you’re probably lame now.
2) Greeks always ask “Are you Greek?” then some of them wont speak to you if your not.
I often answer this question by saying something to the affect of “Yuck, hell no”. Just to see what kind of response I would get out of people. But hell I aint Greek; I’m black. But in defense of my brethren, we probably just don’t wanna talk to you right now.
3) Greeks are usually ruining parties with all that excessive strolling and chanting.
Yes we are, you got a problem with it. Go home. You don’t have a problem with the ridiculously low price of our entry fees and the free liquor or the fact that we let women with none or purple panties in for free.
4) All Greeks were losers before and now because they paid some money and got some letter they think they are cool.
I hate when this actually happens but believe it or not some of us, like me, we’re cool before and I’m still cool now.
5) You’re jealous of the perks.
So what we get an extension from the teacher that’s an AKA and you don’t. You know what my prophyte did hook me up with an interview. The Delta did look out for me in the housing office. Pledge (or sign your paper) and you can have those perks too.
6) Mad that they didn’t get picked.
Haha, you should have been better There is a reason you didn’t picked and a lot of times it the chapter’s lost that they didn’t picked you. But in some cases we have to realize that you may not have been that good of a candidate.
7) Mad that they dropped.
People drop for all types of reasons. That’s between you and your maker. Next time see it through. Don’t get mad b/c I aint drop with you.
8 ) Greeks don’t really like their sorors or frat.
You are very correct. Why in the hell would I like or even get along with every person in a fraternity with hundreds of thousands members. Do you like every member of your family? There aint even 100 people in your family.
9) Think the idea of fraternities and sororities are stupid.
Just because you don’t like mean you gotta hate. I don’t see how a man could like another man’s body over a woman but I don’t walk around hating them. So keep the to yourself B.
By no means is this a complete list feel free to add why you hate Greeks. If you’re a member of BGLO feel free to add your stories of hateration too.