BuzzFeed Interviews College Students About Greek Life And It’s Not Illuminating – alpha2Zeta

BuzzFeed Interviews College Students About Greek Life And It’s Not Illuminating

BuzzFeed News decided to make a video of them interviewing college students and asking them about Greek Life. Seemed kinda interesting and a good idea considering all the recent commotion in the media about fraternities.

The title of the video is "What Do College Students Really Think About Greek Life"...so far so good.

First question out of the gate: "What does a frat boy look like?"

Soooooo....the first question you ask is for a physical profile?

Second question: "How would you describe a sorority girl?"

So your follow up is basically another profile question? How do these questions get to what students really think about Greek Life? You are just asking them to profile Greeks, and nothing more...so far. Lets get to the next question

Third question: "Why do you think Greek Life has gotten such a bad reputation?"

So much for fair and balanced journalism! The interviewer basically inserts her personal opinion as statement in the question. Nice.

Next question is "Do you think that universities should sponsor Greek Life?"

At this point, the interviewer has her ignorance on full display. Although its not clear what she means by "sponsor", the truth is that Greek Life on campuses is really more of a partnership. Universities recognize fraternities and sororities as registered student organizations, like any student club.

My favorite quote at the end by an interviewee is "Everyone has a stereotype in mind for what a sorority or fraternity person looks like, but I don't actually know anyone like that."

Thanks BuzzFeed News. Imagine my not surprise.

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