79) The founders set out to create a new BGLO whose purpose was
Dating back to the 1980s, there have been numerous BGLO hazing
Some recent research suggests that levels of anti-intellectualism and hyper-masculinity may be a growing issue among BGLO fraternity undergraduates.
BGLO members often think that their organizations are (relatively) flawless or no more fraught with problems than any other type of organization.
It also moves from the assumption that these interpretive processes are embedded in ruling discourses of racial inequality that was partially the raison d'etre for the genesis of both the HBCU and BGLO that now structure, but not over-determinately, the meaning and place of these students and Greek members.
Accordingly, "Jamal," a sophomore from New York City, stated, "I mean, I want to be a member of a BGLO, so I can see why many wouldn't want them on campus, but really, it's just going to add choices and allow everyone more personal freedom.
Gloria Harper Dickinson establishes the historical and social context of BGLOs
in the first essay.
Under the rule versus standard analysis, arguably, many BGLO
members are ignorant of the legal rules that provide a ceiling on the type of behavior that can be engaged in to bring new members into BGLOs
defenders also say the organizations have enforced strong sanctions against hazing by suspending and fining chapters in violation of the policies.
If implemented, it could save some young people from harm and provide advisers with an enriched experience because they wouldn't be in the dark about BGLO
and/or the National Association for Latino Fraternal Organizations culture.
With the recent hazing cases, the passage of Florida's "Chad Meredith Act" that made hazing a felony, the "unauthorized histories" of various BGLOs
via Walter "Big Walt" Anderson and the release of a new movie ("Stomp the Yard," 2007) that further commoditizes (and prostitutes) BGLO
culture, it is time to ask how these organizations are to remain relevant in the 21st century.
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.