What Ethnocentrism Looks Like…

The former president of Latina sorority explains. Race traitor? That sounds like Brown Metzgerism.
The media is always on the hunt for ethnic chauvinism, racism, and cultural supremacism on a college campus, ready to pounce and run breathless exposes. Colleges and universities have speech codes, disciplinary bodies, and an entire apparatus of repression that have been built to make sure that no racist group can ever raise its ugly head in polite society again.

Unless, of course, it’s for non-whites. Then it is celebrated and funded. Take the case of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. (LUL).

Now, if you are like most people reading this, you can’t criticize them, you’re white. However, according to some unwritten rule I can because I’m half-Hispanic, and I will tell you how just like a myriad of other culturally based greek organizations, they are a hotbed for far left activism and anti-American rhetoric. How do I know? I was the chapter president of a sorority just like it.

LUL is a Latino-based greek organization that was founded at Cornell University in 1982. Their mission statement asserts that their goals are to uplift the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.

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  1. I disagree that the media overwhemling favors ethnocentrism for other races. Cultural aspects of Black nationalism has been lampooned by Hollywood. I also don’t blame anybody for putting their tribe above “America.” While I’m sure we all share annoyances with the liberals, we cannot lump Latino nationalists with them. Self determination of Hispanic people does not automatically mean some “liberalism.” I’ve kept with the work of Latino Economic Development Corporation and their efforts are obviously under threat by the corporate elite. Supporting small business hubs in Latino neighborhoods (Where I grew up this would be the DC area neighborhoods of Silver Spring, Wheaton, Langley Park, etc.) but I’m still researching so I can develop a position in actual immigration policy and/or employment opportunities.

    On the topic of the DREAM act, I believe any illegal immigrant who performs military duty deserves citizenship, but the college issue is where I may side with the author. The education industrial complex is full of a corporate liberal culture that disregards economic equality and seeks an agenda to enhance its brochures or diversity quotas to attract students.

    Also, I’m skeptical on how the DREAM act will free up access to capital.

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