Skip to comments.Sprite Step Off: In step with the times, or going a step too far? (white racism?)
Posted on 03/04/2010 12:19:52 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
It sounds like a cheesy Hollywood movie:
White college girls from Arkansas go to a national step dancing competition -- a dance form that is a hallmark of black fraternities and sororities -- and, gee whiz, win the whole darned thing! Boy, are the black sorority sisters steamed!
In the final reel, five days after the results set off a national ruckus, show organizers say they discovered a "scoring discrepancy." They say the second-place sorority from Indiana University, the pink-and-green Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation's oldest black sorority, is also a winner! Each team gets $100,000 in scholarships!
The only problem with this eye-rolling scenario is that . . . it actually happened. And the Feb. 20 national finals of the Sprite Step Off competition in Atlanta, in which the all-white Zeta Tau Alpha team from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville won what sponsors billed as "the largest Greek stepping competition ever," is scheduled to be broadcast at 3 p.m. Sunday on MTV2.
"I was nervous it'd be a train wreck and we'd go too fast," Alexandra Kosmitis, a junior accounting major and a member of the Zeta team, said of its nine-minute, stomp-and-shout "Matrix"-themed routine. "But halfway through, it became more about having fun."
When the team finished -- to wild applause -- emcee Ryan Cameron, a local radio personality, rushed onstage: "Whoa! Wow!" Then he playfully admonished the sold-out crowd of 4,600 fans, nearly all of them black, not to be so surprised that the evening's only white contestants were that good.
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Yep. PC gone wild.
$100,000 participation trophies I guess.
I watched the video..interesting performance..pseudo kinky..all the black vinyl clothing and thigh high boots....about what one would expect if Busby Berkely coreographed a Nuremberg rally and Leni Reifenstahl filmed it..
two of them?
YOU’RE ALL WINNERS!!! /liberal fan in the stands
Looks like this is the video:
The crowd is going wild. LOL.
These White Chicks can dance.
Interesting analogy, kind of creepy too. LOL!
They are totally going after The Matrix look.
“More like a full-body dry-heave”
The bigtory of the blacks who lost (and stormed off the stage — not the #2 group that was very cool about it) was, well, stereotypical.
FWIW, all but one of the judges was black.
These girls were very good, and they won.
The CocaCola Company should be ashamed.
We just need separate but equal Step Off competitions. < /sarc>
The whole thing is an embarrassment ,, i’d hate for my daughter to get involved in that.
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