Shouts out to Sunny for dropping in to drop off a nice post for us!
Since I’m a civilian (my term for Greek non-affiliation), I don’t take a huge interest in step shows, so perhaps some of my feelings on this topic are ignorant because I don’t see the things one has to go through to become affiliated, or know the history behind being Greek. I’ve heard about the white sorority, Zeta Tau Alphas of Arkansas University who won the Coca-Cola Step Competition, but it wasn’t until I saw the video on VSB (http://www.verysmartbrothas.com/beg-borrow-or-steal-7-things-black-folks-might-lose-if-were-not-careful/), that I took interest. Watching it gave me goose bumps. These girls are good- they are great. And from looking at the audience’s reaction, they agree. So why is it that the in’nanets are going wild with claims that the competition is rigged or “they jacked our style”? What I don’t understand is- why do we (black folk) feel like we own certain things and no one else can get in on them? Isn’t imitation the best form of flattery? And who put the stamp on black folks that because we invented it, no one else can do it? I don’t see any other racial group having heated discussions about things we “stole” from them. It reminds me of a woman who tries to maim that other woman in the club “that has on her dress.” Ummm, it wasn’t just made for you and you only. Strong competition can only make you push harder to be better, folks. What say you?