A sorority at Samford University in Alabama decided that they wanted to show their camaraderie and Southern pride by ordering shirts. The image on those shirts will tell you all you need to know about the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
A sorority at Samford University has come under fire for its decision to feature a black man eating a watermelon next to people picking cotton on its T-shirts.
The Alpha Delta Pi chapter at the school in the Birmingham, Ala., suburbs included the offensive images on a vintage-style map of their state.
Samford University said it had denied the sisters’ request to make the shirts for their spring formal, but they made them anyway.
This was the explanation provided by the sorority:
“In selecting the T-shirt, we failed to focus on the specific images in the design,” ADPi Samford chapter president Lauren Hammond said, adding the shirts will be destroyed.
“We are horrified by our oversight. Had we recognized what the design details depicted, we would never have purchased the shirts.”
Another young woman in the chapter, which according to a post from Samford Greek Life was named “ADPi Chapter of the Year” by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, said the image was found through Google.
The images are clear as day and it’s hard to believe that they overlooked multiple depictions of slavery. The fact that they use this as an excuse is just the latest example of them insulting the intelligence of others.
Once called out, the sorority agreed to ditch the t-shirts and received no further discipline by Samford University.
Moral of the story…
“Racism’s still alive, they just be concealing it.” – Kanye West
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