Debating the Relevance of Black Greek-Letter Organizations
The question about whether BGLOs are relevant or not could also be applied to other traditional Black organizations, i.e., the NAACP and the National Urban League, (see “Broken Bonds: Are Black Greek Organizations Making Themselves Irrelevant?” June 14). While these organizations are steeped in history, you would be hard pressed to find many young folks (under 35) who could give a good account about the current activities of these organizations and how they relate to their daily lives.
Outside of college campus politics, I doubt the organizations serve any useful purpose. Instead of the National Pen-Hellenic Council, I would suggest a grand meeting of all the BGLOs (lay members and leadership) to develop initiatives for remedying hazing and underground activities, common economic development programs and benchmarks to make sure these goals are achieved.
— Charles Stewart Jr.
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