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Authentic Client: Alpha Omega Christian Sorority Inc.

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

My authentic client is going to be the sorority I’m in known as Alpha Omega Christian Sorority Incorporated. There are several different perceptions towards African American Greek life that have been portrayed in a number of movies. The most well known movies are probably Spike Lee’s “School Daze” and “Stomp Yard.”

“School Daze” portrays African American Greeks in a negative light. The movie conveyed the stereotypes seen in two sororities who represented the AKA’s and the Delta’s. The AKA’s were referred to as “wanna-bees” (as in wanting to be white due to their long straight hair and fair skin) in the movie and the Delta’s referred to as “jigaboos” (as in ugly or similar to a monster due to their dark skin and natural hair). The fraternities were likewise portrayed in a negative light. Lee emphasized with them, the ridiculous nature of hazing and how it seemed men attempting to join fraternities would do anything to join and essentially lose their integrity.

“Stomp the Yard” however conveyed Greek fraternities in a much better light comparing joining a fraternity to joining a brotherhood or family. They came together, settled their differences and was able to win first place in a step show at the end of the movie.

As far as social media, facebook and twitter are probably the most common with sororities and fraternities. Besides Alpha Omega, the AKA’s and Delta’s also use facebook. The links to their facebook pages are below. Log in to your own Facebook account in order to see the entire page.

Delta’s- http://www.facebook.com/CSUThetaPhiDeltas

AKA’s – http://www.facebook.com/exquisite.ks?group_id=0

But I look forward to learning how to use social media in this class, so I can give my sorority the exposure they need!

 

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