3 Ways to Share Our Stepping & Strolling Traditions without Giving Away Our Culture

Aleidra’s piece is featured on watchtheyard.com.

Should Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs) teach white, non-BGLO people how to step? This is an ongoing question and debate within the BGLO community, and honestly, I understand all the various perspectives.

With that, I understand that teaching stepping and strolling to non-BGLO members has become a popular collegiate norm. So for our members that are partaking in this new college tradition, here’s my piece,  3 Ways to Share Our Stepping & Strolling Traditions without Giving Away Our Culture, to help you do so in a meaningful way.

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2 thoughts on “3 Ways to Share Our Stepping & Strolling Traditions without Giving Away Our Culture

  1. Nona SB says:

    Just because the steps or stroll are taught does not negate its appropriation- permission is a narrow interpretation of whether or not a cultural element is appropriated ( based on varied sources of information).

    Whether the copied or used elements are used outside its original intent or context is more significant than permission.

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    • I understand that. Like I said, I acknowledge and understand why some see this as cultural appropriation. I’m not negating that. However, some people do not see it as cultural appropriation and will continue to do it. So I’m acknowledging that as well, and offering some ways that they can make these experiences more meaningful. Thank you for reading!

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