In today’s “That’s Not Shocking at All” news, an anonymous post, allegedly written by a member of a sorority at Southern Methodist University has gone viral.
The post was spotted on Greek Rant, and reads:
This is the south (hence SOUTHERN Methodist University), and a majority of girls are legacies with strong ties to the chapters they join (or will join), and tend to come from old money.
The reality is is that black pnms (potential new members) are often unqualified for recruitment (low GPA, bad grades, not involved on campus, know nothing about the houses) and are heavily unprepared (no letters of recommendations or letters of support) and generally come from a completely different background (impoverished lower class).
So going through recruitment is 10x tougher as a black woman, and you will have to work harder than other white, Asian, Hispanic or foreign women.
I know someone asked about it and this is a hot topic on YY (Yik Yak), but it’s the truth. people can deny and act like the houses are flooded with black girls, but they aren’t.
— MyPWI (@MyPWI) October 29, 2015
The post eventually went viral and sparked the hashtag #BlackAtSMU.
One look at the #BlackAtSMU hashtag and I can barely walk around campus feeling normal knowing that such cruel people are here.
— hannah (@hannahaligator) October 29, 2015
— Jessica Mitchell (@JessicaSays64) October 29, 2015
Does the phrase 'Every Mustang Will be valued' only apply to non- people of color? #BlackAtSMU
— Miss Jasmine Qamar♣️ (@JQMTC23) October 29, 2015
— Syd Syd (@sydnicki) October 30, 2015
In a statement to Refinery29, a representative for the school denounced the post.
“The content of these anonymous posts on GreekRank is clearly abhorrent and would not represent standards and values at SMU.” The university also urged people to not promote the posts because they can “be easily amplified to incorrectly represent the opinions of many, even if there is no actual affiliation with the group they purport to represent nor truth in what they post.”