Friday, October 2, 2015

Don't Judge these Sorority Girls for Taking Selfies



It was a night out at Chase Field for some sisters from Alpha Chi Omega and the Fox Sports Arizona announcers had lots of fun commenting on the barrage of selfies the girls were taking.

The video quickly went viral with no doubt  the stereo-types of self-absorbed girls completely engrossed in a self-absorbed session of selfies fueling the fire.

When the Diamondbacks tracked down the girls to offer them tickets to a future game, the ladies of A Chi O revealed a completely different side of themselves and their organization. Instead of accepting the tickets the sorority asked that they be given to their national philanthropy A New Leaf,  an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The sorority is now using the ensuing publicity to generate even more support for the cause.

This is a great example of how quickly society jumps to conclusions about people and how inaccurate they can be. As educators we have to be really careful not to do the same thing in our classrooms by pegging kids with our own assumptions.

Great job Alpha Chi Omega!

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