Posted by Nikisha Brunson
This has been circulating all around social media, here is a quote I pulled via theroot.com :
One representative commenter on a YouTube video addressing the need for a natural hair sorority
wrote: “As a member of a real sorority, I do not feel this is
necessary. Here’s why. Traditional African American fraternities and
sororities were founded, [because] we could not belong to white
[organizations]. However, we accept anybody regardless of HAIR TYPE! So,
is there a need? NO! [This] sends a message that if you have natural
hair, that you don’t belong…not true!”
What are your thoughts ladies?
I don’t think we need any more “boxes” to put ourselves into. Nor should we try to separate that naturals from the non-naturals, it’s counter productive. Black folks are steady trying to fit into something somewhere. Why can’t we just be happy to just be. I would not join any kind of sorority. My name is Mimi and I’m from the human race.
I have nothing against sororities if they are positive in nature but wow someone will always take a good and positive force and pull a scam to benefit themselves money wise, lol. In my opinion I believe the natural hair community is a place for no divisions where everyone is welcomed regardless of hair, natural or not. The point is to welcome not exclude.
First and foremost, what a scam! It’s all about finding a way to make money. If this was truly not about money, I would say that a hair sorority is just ridiculous idea–so much so that it is difficult to put into words. My natural hair journey started for me when I was a child trying to convince my mother that I did not need to straighten my hair. Natural hair is a personal thing–for me it’s about embracing my organic state–my natural beauty, not a stupid “club”, not a “gimmick”. I guess I find this sorority thing insulting.
I wouldn’t join I don’t find it necessary. I think all women should have the freedom to share their experiences about their hair. It doesn’t mater if you have a perm, natural, short cut, or dyed hair. I dislike all the judgment that goes on. Like if you like to slather your hair in mineral oil and rake a fine tooth comb thru it then do you. I love hair talk from all different types of hair types and textures.
When I first saw this “sorority” floating around the net, I thought it was a joke. Then I realized that people were really serious about this. To answer your question, no I would not join a natural hair sorority. I don’t see the point. So I’ll pass on this fad.
now i would not join the nappa kappa sorority lol…seriously? i just really dont think its necessary..i dont want to just be defined by my hair……this is just going to cause more division in our communities and we really dont need that…just my opinion
Nappa is not a greek letter. It would be Nu.Furthermore, I find the whole concept to be very unnecessary, why do we as black women feel the need to divide ourselves, just to be distinguished from others? Being natural is a wonderful thing, but if someone has beautiful permed hair, they should not be discriminated against or excluded. Sororities were founded on many principles to help the black communities get through college. Hair is definitely an important factor for each individual, but it is not something that a whole community of black women needs to focus on, when we have other problems such as homeless children, lack of proper education, no jobs, etc…It just seem very artificial to me. If it were offered on my college campus, I would not join and I am a proud natural.
I signed the pledge online, but if I’m asked for money in the future…..some kind od bullish…..not paying a dime.
typo…kind of bullsh@t