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April 20, 1988 = Page 11 A rebuttal to “black greeks and apathy” by JOSEPH E. LOVE Guest Writer In the article "Black Greeks and Apathy" in the March 16 edition of Black Ink. F. Socrates Douglas stated, "to non- greeks it seems as if black greeks are on ly concerned about having a good time and not about uplifting the race." Well, Socrates, many black greek organizations do not publicize all the ser vice that they give the black community, since some of these organizations con tribute for non-superficial reasons. Therefore, 1, as president of the Xi Gam ma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., feel the strong need to refute your opinion about all black greeks on UNC’s campus, namely Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. First of all, 1 am sure that you are aware that we annually raise over $ 1,000 for the North Carolina Memorial Hospital Sickle Cell Anemia Fund. We do not con tribute to this project because we want recognition or glory but because we, the brothers, have a personal desire to donate our time as well as money, and this will hopefully lead to the cure of the disease that affects 10% of the black population. We are very sincere and dedicated to helping the black community. As a result, we often come up with new ideas that allow us to educate and improve the black community. For example, when our chapter was founded, the brothers decided to commit to the Upward Bound tutorial program. by DAWN GIBSON Staff Writer I am very disappointed in the views of F. Socrates Douglas which appeared in the last issue of Black Ink. I am further disappointed to know that you are a fellow greek, Douglas. You are entitled to your opinion, and what you have written is probably your interpretation of your observances. However, your accusations were not sup ported by facts. You probably have seen conflicts bet ween black students, and they may be members of black greek organizations, but it is unfair for you to categorize the entire black greek system for those actions. I am a proud member of my sorori ty, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and we work hard to maintain the intentions and accomplishments of our founders. One such intention is to promote black unity. I see the other black sororities and fraternities working for that same goal This program is designed to tutor and counsel high school underprivileged minorities. In October of 1987, we held a Minority Health Profession Symposium, in which we introduced college students to various black health professionals in the field of dentistry, medicine, and nursing. Later in that semester, we raised over 300 pounds of canned food for the Carr- boro Community Kitchen. In January of 1988. we raised ap proximately $1,100 for the Sickle Cell Anemia Fund by selling raffle tickets. Also, Douglas, I must add that each year we, the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma, take money out of our pockets and award a $200 scholarship to an outstanding second-semester freshman. Finally, 1 would like to close by ask ing, did you know that many of our black leaders on this campus are greeks? For ex ample, Kenneth Perry (Black Student Movement President) and Wilton Hyman (newly elected Chairman of the Student Honor Court) are both men of Sigma? Therefore, how can you say that greeks are not contributing to the welfare of the black community, when the majori ty of the black leaders on UNC's campus are in fraternal organizations? I sincerely believe that you owe the black fraternal organizations an apology. In the future, I hope that you in vestigate the issues before you make another pompous statement. through everyday activities as well as special events on campus. You, as a greek, should know that the money raised at parties, as you’ve men tioned, goes back out to the community. The fact that you disguised yourself shows that you need to be willing to discuss openly problems you may see. In the future, your support, instead of your criticism, will aid in the continuation of implementing ideas and support among all black students. Graduating Seniors Continued from page 1 Charnette Maria Huggins Tammy Denise Hunter Shelia Alene Ingram Christopher Glendale Jackson Elizabeth Ann Jackson Sonia Carol Jackson Maschica Q. Jefferson Ruletta Willene Jernigan Nathaniel Johnson, III Condra Markita Jones Malcolm Derrell Jones Tawanna Lynne Jones Jeremiah Benjamin Joyner, Jr. Terry Ruth Justice Kubanai Ndombi Kalombo Valerie Denise Kinsey Michael Leake Pamela Leake Chiquita Yvette Lee Christel Nicole Lee Sheila Angelette Lee Felicia Lennon Beverly Joyce Lessane Sven Andre Levister Carla Denise Lewis Constance Lewis Eric Dwayne Lewis Darrell Stephen Little Jozean Suevell Little George Emil Littlejohn Angela Felicia Liverman Karen Deneen Liverman Brian Keith Long Toni Moody Long Pamela Denise Love Maurice Leander Lowe Jennifer Lee Lucas Carolyn Michelle Lyons Kathy Elizabeth Mack Robin Deshay Mahan Angela Ruth Major Dudley Keith Mann Charisse Marie Mapp Randolph Marriott Shari Denise Marshall Elizabeth Louise Martin Kevin Dejaun Mason Cathy Denise Matthews Tracey D. Mayes Brian Keith McBroom Freda Darlene McClain Conley Rainer McCoy Avonnette Cecile McCullough William Hotrick McDougal Julius Noel McEachren Marshall Jasper McKiver Felecia Arnetta McKoy Althea Hill McPhail Vera Renee McPhatter Anjetta McQueen Yolanda Denise Melvin Abby Gail Miller Cassie Gray Miller Leticia Chevon Mills Lanetta Bronte Mitchell Felicia Michelle Moore Kimberly Lisa Moore Lisa Antoinette Morrison Margaretta Mozingo Valerie Faye Murray Michael Anthony Nail Sylvia Louisa Nance Stephen Terry Nelson Sharon Lynette Newsome Monique Schwanne Ollison Tommy Taylor Osborne, Jr. Daryl Lee Parham Lafaye Veronica Patterson Cynthia Denise Peoples Rodney Lavone Person Kim Butler Perry Cathy Denise Peterson Marrius Lymar Pettiford Ralph Douglas Phifer Angela Pittman Tia Lamara Poindexter Darrin Maurice Poole Benita Hermione Powell Carla Dimitri Powell Furney Lavonne Pretty Twyla Renita Price Jocelyn Richele Privette Carolyn Jane Proctor Charles Purvis Socrates wouldn’t even agree with your philosophy Lisa Renee Ray Jacquelyn Lorraine Redd Chrystal Walker Redding Lori Denise Roberts Walter Dulane Robertson Audrea Benita Robinson Dawn Cheryle Royster Kevin Fitzgerald Ruffm Anita Marie Rush Pandora Sanders Valerie Sanders George Scott Abraham Segres Renee Lashawn Servance Erva Ygerne Shackleford Andrea Regina Shaw Brenda Shealy Linda Shealy Valeria Vanessa Sheares Mildred Joyce Sherrod Reginald Tyrone Shuford Deborah Dale Siler Sheila Anne Simmons Chawanda Chantena Sims Alfred Landon Smith Jerome Lafayette Smith Pandora Smith Ranzino Smith Sonya Marie Smith Janice Faye Sneed Kimberly Francine Spaulding Robert Tony Spearman Trusalda Speight Marilyn Renita Stafford Leon Calvin Staton, Jr. Lillie Rena Staton Sondra Denise Steele Deborah Laverne Stokes John Trevor Stokes Wanda Corlis Strater Angela Strickland Warren Everett Strong Barron Legrant Stroud, Jr. Bradford Clarke Sullivan Jovetta Lynetta Surles Cheryl Denise Thomas Delma Ruth Thomas Kenneth Lee Thomas Sonya Renee Thompson William Henry Thorpe, Jr. Amy Elizabeth Townsend Jeffrey Alexander Troxler Lee Curtis Turner Lillie Mae Turner Nelson Scott Turner Juanita Underwood Jacquelyn Marie Vaugh Maija Lynette Vertreese Antonio Vincent Drewry Marrow Vincent Donnie Bernard Wallace Jocelyn Frost Washington Moses Watson, III Saroya Lynette Webb Langston W. Wertz Celeste Elaine Whitaker Gordon Elliot White, II Ladonna Serbrina White Sherry Teresa Whitesides Kim Rodney Whitmore Reubena Louise Whitted Mamie Elisa Wilkins Elliott Fennell Williams Stephanie Levon Williams Vanessa Ann Williamson Carla Devon Wilson Christopher Leandes Wilson Kathryn Elayna Wilson Mary Helen Wilson Kim Chree Windley Albert Carl Winfield, II Michelle Partenia Winn Beverly Ann Womack Talia Lynn Worth Natalie Lavette Wright Sheila Marie Young

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