The Mean Girls Of Morehouse & Intolerance In The Black Community (VLOG)

Had I actually written this it would have taken forever because when it comes to my writing I’m a perfectionist. Instead, I just decided to try something new, and actually talk to you guys. This is my first vlog…so don’t judge me too harshly. My hope is that you truly listen to what I have to say, and share the video with as many people as you can. If you’ve got about 8.5 minutes, watch it all the way through. Click HERE to read the full story on Vibe Magazine’s site.

So, what do you think? Drop a comment!

 

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4 thoughts on “The Mean Girls Of Morehouse & Intolerance In The Black Community (VLOG)”

  1. Hey Drea!
    Now you know I agree with the dress code policy that Morehouse College implemented. As a former student from Spelman College and learning all of the previous history and marvelous women that came out of the school I would want to uphold it’s legacy! Im not sayin I disagree with their lifestyle of course they can do them but while they are at school they need to keep it professional. Also lets make sure we understand something…the “dress code” actually has been in place since the college officially opened its doors under the name of “Morehouse.” The wording of the policy was refreshed to more clearly define what’s acceptable for the sake of enforcement. This article actually disappoints me because they are giving notice and receiving press that focuses on the lifestyle choices of a handful of students. So much more interesting and meaningful things going on at this school. Image is everything and these handful of attention seekers dont project the desired image.

    1. Hey B.
      First off thanks for your comment. In the article, the author, Ms. King, spoke with an administrator who said that the explicit additions to the “proper attire policy” were instituted in response to a small group of young men, (The Plastics) and did not represent the entire body of the school. I get that. I still don’t understand why these young men should not have an opportunity to tell their story. The article to me is not damning at all.

      I think people are forgetting that journalism is not PR. A journalist’s job is to tell the truth, no matter who likes it or not. It’s not about making both sides look good. That’s what happened here. Ms. King reported a story, and actually called the school for student representation from opposing views, but no one responded to her. Now everyone is upset. The men of Morehouse had an opportunity to defend themselves, and it wasn’t taken.

      Now had the article said that the school expelled them for dressing the way they do, or that they were beaten up or anything like that…I could understand the outrage. The young men left (or stayed) on their own recognizance, because they valued dressing like women more than they valued a world-class education from Morehouse. But all the article said was what we already knew, that they made a change to a policy in response to young men dressing like women. That is their right, and like I said in the video, I’m inclined to agree with it.

      We all know nothing is perfect. People know that, just like most schools, there is a straight community, and a gay community at Morehouse… it’s not a secret, so it’s not like the article has told a story that we didn’t know. I understand the need to fiercely protect the image of your school, but you shouldn’t be in denial either.

  2. Thanks for doing this video. . .seriously.

    All I can really say about this whole thing is it shouldn’t matter at this point. . .all people aren’t the same. All black men are not the same. I think it’s clear that the media is just trying to blow up an issue that is not necessary. Yeah it’s been pushed under the rug but now that Gay men are finally coming out of the closet and speaking up, it’s automatically an uproar because a journalist just put it into the light. So what is right?

    Morehouse is a private institute and their rules are as follows. So I just as you said in your video, if you want to dress a certain way or do something against the rules, just simply cross the street and put on your stilettos. LOL It’s really not a battle that should be fought right now because we all know how traditional HBCU’s are and their lack of ability to budge. I know plenty of places, colleges, and institutions that will OPENLY accept the gay community…but the question is how long with HBCU’s continue to hide in the dark, it’s reality hunny and it’s about time they get hip!

  3. I read the article, discussed it with some other FAMU alumni and we all came to the conclusion that the guy in the article is craving attention. I don’t understand why he chose to attend Morehouse in the first place. He knew what would happen. His anger to me is like getting a job at Bank of America and wanting to dress like you’re at the club to work. It doesn’t work. He went to Morehouse because he was a young male influenced by the greats before him, but he chose to take hormone pills to be more like a woman and he chose to dress like a woman. He chose the wrong school in the first place.

    Oh and I read the reply that the president of Morehouse wrote back to the article and agreed to everything he said.

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