Man, my pc has been acting a fool! For the last month I’ve only been able to view the forums not post...but things are under control now. Here is the schedule:
9:10-10:00-French I (Frehot Hailou)
10:10-11:00- Freshmen Composition (Debbie F. Wilson)
11:10-12:00- College Algebra I (Wen-Jin Woan)
8:10-9:30 Intro to Poli Sci (Johnpatrick lfedi)
11:10-12:30 General Literature Honors (Alphonso A. Frost)
12:10-1:00 Freshmen Seminar
Fat Joe usin the word isnt any worse than a black person usin the word...he uses it in the same context as other black folks. we cant expect him to not use it if we think that the crippling word is ok just for us to use. the point is, the word carries a lot of baggage, no matter what context, but intelligent people wont focus on the word alone...instead, they should try and educate others to abandon the word all together....after all, it is only a couple of english syllables!
I completely agree with you. I think it would be absolutely preposterous to even entertain the thought of asking Fat Joe to refrain from using the N word in his music. It amazes me how black people love to live life by a double standard. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it seems as if we have made the trite expression “do as I say, not as I do” the hallmark of our lives. The N word is offensive regardless of who is using it or who it’s directed towards. No offense, but the notion of “turning the bad into a good”is absurd. As far as BET playing the video is concerned, I gave up on that network a long time ago. Any intelligent person can blatantly see that BET is trash. It caters to the uneducated and the uncultured. I don’t feel Fat Joe’s song or video is any more degrading or offensive then the work of Nelly (Tipdrill, PimpJuice) and the majority of other black rappers.
f*ck all that founding principles nonsense...that shyt is played out and lame. you wanna join to "twirl" a cane and throw up a diamond because you seen someone do it and the shyt was slick. let's be real man...you're just like everybody else who is interested in fraternities/sororities...it's the glamour and glitz behind it all that attracts you. I wanted to be a Que because they was the nastiest niggas around and I like that shyt...that's my personality. On the flip to that, Omegas are some of the most down to earth, realist people that you will ever meet. Can set out a hop on the yard then 10 minutes later go to a meeting and get things done. That's Omega my friend. You're looking at it from the outside looking in. Yea we wear dog collars and whatnot...that even has significance...but I aint here to talk about Omega.
Do I apologize if I have offended you in some way..hell no. should you apologize to me? hell no. you have your opinion and I have mine. However, I have concrete backings behind mine and you only have aspirations. From one black man to another, I hope you are successful in whatever it is that you do...I wouldn't be uplifting my people if I wasn't sincere in that. But when it comes to fraternity business (I can't speak for Kappa) but there are things that these orgs (mine included) hold sacred...and a lot of it is secret. And if you can't be discrete about something as simple as being interested, who's to say you won't go flying off at the mouth to some aspiring young GDI that reminds you of you before you got down. All I'm saying is respect the organization in which you seek membership...in short CHANGE THE SCREEN NAME
O yea...you're late with the pizza
I SAID I WAS THROUGH WITH THE TOPIC....but i just cant help it......
You just proved my point to not only me but everyone up here thats been following these post.....you think everyone wants to pledge because of the glitz and glam ( thats why you pledged not everyone is fake). I can care less about a kane or playboy bunny because I am not a playa...I truly like the frats goals ( my parents always told me what glitters aint gold...dont chase sh*t) and the members that i have met have been about something other then showing off.....thats the problem I have with Omega ....everything is like a big show to yall......majority to if not all of the dudes that pledged Que at Howard where not nasty and disrespectful like they are now...they didnt run around in purple thongs and bark at woman....they didnt progressive by joining Omega they regressed....they are now literally at the bottom of the social pool at Howard....they are known as the dirty dogs of campus ( but I guess thats what you want right).....yeah this is true some ques are down to earth just like every other frat....down to earth people are going to be down to earth even if you slap letters on they chest. And the comment about being secretive is bullsh*t...... not everyone has to know you want to pledge (just like not everyone knows I want to pledge...this is the net)...but there is a since of welcoming that frats need to uphold.....why would I want to be in a frat that beat me, abused me, made me eat ish, and other stuff for brotherhood....I am sorry but my brother never did those things and we have very strong bond that extends out of maternity.....if you cant come with a better answer for your argument you shouldnt speak at all....you know I am right and thats why its so hard to argue....we as a people are stuck on status and wanting dominate someone else because mentally we are still dominated by the post-institution of slavery....( feeling we cant beat the white man so lets beat on each other instead so I can feel more of a man)....getting your ass kicked is not being a man it makes you stupid....and this is officially my last post...if you have anymore concerns send it to the PM if not live good man and be safe..
P.S I will change my name since so many are offended though the only thing wrong in this argument is that yall are stuck on status.
Personally, I feel both of you guys are behaving in a rather sophomoric manner. Kappanup, as a prospective member of a particular Greek org I understand your eagerness and will. Along those lines, I also understand how incredibly disrespectful you are being. Although, I do not agree with everything that has been said to you I still think it is only appropriate for you to humble yourself and show reverence; for they have already accomplished what you have your heart set to accomplish. I’ve found that if you approach Greeks in a proper fashion they are more than willing to interact with you in a way that upholds diplomacy. There has to be order and formality to everything or else there would be complete chaos. I’m glad you made the decision to change your screen name because not only is it blatantly disrespectful to the Kappas, but it is disrespectful to any Greek. Datdude, I was with you until you said, “you're just like everybody else who is interested in fraternities/sororities...it's the glamour and glitz behind it all that attracts you”. That’s a foul assumption on your part bro. Not everyone wants pledge for superficial reasons. Some of us really do believe in what the organizations stand for. I can only speak for myself but I know my interest in a particular fraternity goes far beyond the “glitz” and the “glamour”. Kappanup, I a hope you are successful in your quest to become a Kappa. Datdude, congratulations! I see you crossed this spring. I know it’s not an easy journey and I have an immense amount of respect for the courage, humility, and perseverance it takes to become Greek. Stay positive black people!
:twisted: I might be starting a arguement by saying this but oh well who cares, I notice as soon as Hampton has it's pre-college countdown and talk about pre-college Howard has one too, goes to show how Hampton is orginial and da real HU.....oh yea 17 more days. :lol: :lol:
You sound foolish! Howard University (HU) founded 1867 vs. Hampton INSTITUTE 1868...you do the math!
And Mr. Socialite, I understand you go to private school too, so you know how it is. How many black kids go to your school? We have like 20 out of 250 :x But its all good. The ones we have hold it down :wink:
There are about 22 black students out of 360. I wish I could say the black students at my school hold it down. You would think that because there are so few of us here that we would all stick together and chill together, but that’s not the case. There is no unity. For the most part we are all cordial but we don’t really hang out. All the guys are cool with each other but the girls dog each other out.
What school do you guys go to (BrandedBison & H Pirate)? Is it a boarding school?
We go to a private school called Asheville School. It is one of the top ranked private schools in the country. There are some CRAZY a$$ white people here tho :!:
Yea Its a boarding school (a really expensive private school where you live and go to school)! I also attend a very prestigious boarding school. Thats cool, I thought I was the only black man that went to boarding school.