I applaud your additions and input! He's right, Woody.
And he doesn't need me to say that, either, but I wish I had thought of what he added first!
The B.F. (Black Fraternity, what are the Greek letters?) holds most of the cards in this scenario. Therefore, whoever the intermediary is is excruciatingly important vis-a-vis credibility with local Auburn parties as well as the National fraternities.
Bottom line: Can everybody (including the polka-dotted people) step outside of their stereotypical roles for a minute and make a statement to their unborn sons and daughters that racism of all colors ends with our generation? (Shocking coming from a Republican) Or is this just another news story, another missed opportunity? After all, we went to SMU for the same reason they are at Auburn now. Most of us are or will be amused to look back at some of the unexpected sources of the lessons learned.
Can you tell that my profession is very close to this question more often than all of its members wish to admit?
The Less Diplomatic Brother Sarl
Wed, 14 Nov 2001 20:12:22 aldentiii wrote:
<Woody, though Brother Carl's suggestions have some merit, I suggest that if
<you are going to get involved and
<talk to your son's actives that a little more diplomacy be considered. I
<too have read many of the news reports about the
<"incident", and several were coupled with quotes from members of the Black
<fraternity aimed directly at the Betas rather than
<the Delta Sigs. I think that any attempt on the part of the local (former)
<chapter members to approach the members of the Black fraternity for
<forgiveness will be met with outrage and will be rejected and blown up in
<the press in such a way as to
<make impossible a solution. The chapter needs to find an intermediary who
<they can talk to and who has credibility with the Black fraternity. They
<need to have a complete game plan to pitch to the intermediary, who, if
<convinced with their sincerity about their remorse in what happened, will be
<willing to pitch their case to the Black fraternity in hopes of bringing
<about a meeting between representatives from the Beta chapter and the Black
<fraternity to iron out an agreement to resolve the dispute and to include
<the Black fraternity in supporting a petition to reinstate the chapter's
<charter (and probably with conditions which the Black fraternity will demand
<and which the Betas - behind the eight ball - can't negotiate away).
<Unfortunately, the Betas are not in a good bargaining position. So whatever
<course they elect to take, they will need to remember this. They will have
<to eat a whole lot of humble-pie to get that charter back.
<- kai -
<Dick Dent a.k.a. the Deacon #267
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<< That's a great idea and is one the men there are already trying to
<< on. As you might imagine, relations with the black frat are a bit raw
<< emotionally right now, but it's a good idea.
<< PS. By the way, that's quite possibly the very first intelligent thing
<< ever hear you articulate in, oh, about 30 years or so.
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<< At Homecoming 2000, the BETA TENT had the biggest crowd by far. Stay
<connected and consider a future homecoming BETA reunion. It's
<incredible...forget the 20 years in between...everyone just seems to pick it
<up right where they left off years ago.
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