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Sprite Step Off: In step with the times, or going a step too far? (white racism?)
WaPo ^ | 3/4/10 | Neely Tucker

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!

But wait!

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; civilrights; liberalbigots; mediabias; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; stepdancing; thatsracist
Sounds like Jesse Jackson got to them.
1 posted on 03/04/2010 12:19:52 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Yep. PC gone wild.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 12:23:41 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Clint N. Suhks

 
 
 
White girls can't dance. Everyone knows that.


3 posted on 03/04/2010 12:26:23 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: GeronL

$100,000 participation trophies I guess.


4 posted on 03/04/2010 12:30:42 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

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..


5 posted on 03/04/2010 12:30:59 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

two of them?


6 posted on 03/04/2010 12:33:39 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Clint N. Suhks

YOU’RE ALL WINNERS!!! /liberal fan in the stands


7 posted on 03/04/2010 12:35:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Looks like this is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw66oy5xyDw

The crowd is going wild. LOL.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 12:35:47 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These White Chicks can dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZks6yXxf-8&feature=fvst


9 posted on 03/04/2010 12:39:23 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

10 posted on 03/04/2010 12:39:52 PM PST by pogo101
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To: ken5050

Interesting analogy, kind of creepy too. LOL!


12 posted on 03/04/2010 12:41:44 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Tired of Taxes

They are totally going after The Matrix look.


13 posted on 03/04/2010 12:43:07 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: All

bump


14 posted on 03/04/2010 12:43:32 PM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“More like a full-body dry-heave”


15 posted on 03/04/2010 12:44:04 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

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.


16 posted on 03/04/2010 12:47:20 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

We just need separate but equal Step Off competitions. < /sarc>


17 posted on 03/04/2010 12:48:21 PM PST by KarlInOhio (New Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: pogo101
Oh, it's already been brought-en!

18 posted on 03/04/2010 12:48:27 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The whole thing is an embarrassment ,, i’d hate for my daughter to get involved in that.


19 posted on 03/04/2010 12:51:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: ken5050
Some of the comments on the video were by (self-described) black people complaining about "theft of black culture."

Uh, OK, then I guess Tiger Woods stole Scotish culture of golf.

And speaking of the Scots and the Irish:



Guess white folk can dance.
20 posted on 03/04/2010 12:52:59 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Not only that but they, the judges, and the audience were cheering them on until they won.

Bigotry doesn’t even describe it. Hatred for the pursuit of excellence is more like it.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 12:54:13 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; Daffynition
White college girls from Arkansas go to a national step dancing competition -- a dance form that is a hallmark of black fraternities and sororities


22 posted on 03/04/2010 1:15:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: ken5050

Cue Mel Brooks’ Producers...


23 posted on 03/04/2010 1:17:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Clint N. Suhks
They are totally going after The Matrix look.

To put it another way, they are going after The Matrix look.

24 posted on 03/04/2010 1:22:38 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Doversity is fun...

Can I enter the USMC Silent Drill Team in next years compitition?


25 posted on 03/04/2010 1:29:59 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: Isabel C.

You’re killing me...


26 posted on 03/04/2010 1:32:50 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
A real profile in corporate courage from Coca Cola.

If I wasn't already boycotting Obamanoid Pepsi, I'd boycott Coke.

Is RC Cola still in business?

27 posted on 03/04/2010 1:35:32 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Clint JR goes to college in Alabama, you betcha RC Cola is the norm Down there. Here in our nation’s capital I don’t think you could find it even at a specialty store.


28 posted on 03/04/2010 1:41:27 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("SPEAKING OF JIM BUNNING, SHOW US THE WAY!" Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: dead
Is RC Cola still in business?

It is in Texas.

29 posted on 03/04/2010 1:43:45 PM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: a fool in paradise; Clint N. Suhks

30 posted on 03/04/2010 2:25:36 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: GeronL

Mark for later read.


31 posted on 03/04/2010 2:32:02 PM PST by sadamico (Can a state AG file a suit against the federal government for violating the US Constitution?)
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