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Students at UC Merced Told Term ‘Greek Life’ is ‘Cultural Appropriation’

Students at UC Merced Told Term ‘Greek Life’ is ‘Cultural Appropriation’

This is all about control.

Here’s further proof that progressive concepts of speech are about nothing more than control. The left has had it in for the Greek system for years.

The College Fix reports:

Students told not to use term ‘Greek Life’ because of ‘cultural appropriation’

Students involved in a fraternity or sorority at the University of California Merced have been instructed not to use the terms “Greek,” “rush” or “pledge” because they are “appropriating Greek culture” and are “non-inclusive,” several students told The College Fix.

In particular, they’ve been told:

Replace “Greek Life” with “Fraternity and Sorority Life”

Replace “rush” with “recruitment”

Replace “pledge” with “potential new member”

“Greek Life” is an ubiquitous term that for decades has represented and encompassed fraternity and sorority activities and organizations nationwide on college campuses.

But in recent years, fraternities and sororities have come under intense pressure and scrutiny by campus leadership — students and administrators alike. The groups are frequently charged with cultural appropriation for the themed parties and fundraisers they host.


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DieJustAsHappy | October 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

So, is “That’s Greek to me” also a no-no?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | October 7, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Let’s discuss it over lunch. Dutch treat. But, if we decide to bet on it, don’t Welch on me. That would be a real gyp.

DavidJackSmith | October 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

When it somebody just going to give these people a two word answer.

F–k off.

That’s it. End of discussion.

When these idiot SJW’s start braying about cultural appropriation, white privilege, gender as a social construct and all the other idiocy they proudly parade across college campuses, the only appropriate response is to laugh, shake your head and walk away. We need to stop treating this nonsense as if were anything other than the ravings of unhinged minds.

Using the name “Merced” is appropriating Hispanic culture.

tolyarutunoff | October 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

europeans brought the wheel to the new world. therefore a native american in a car or on a bike is cultural appropriation. what ninnies these people are! at least they’re not in positions where they can foul up technology

So, if my girlfriend likes to do it “Greek style”…is that cultural appropriation?

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to MarkJ. | October 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    If neither of you are Greek, then yes it would be. Moreover, if one of you is not Greek and is one “top of things,” this would be as well. However, if the one who is Greek is on “top of things,” then this would be considered cultural assimilation.

    Of course, if you’re both Greek, why are we having this conversation?