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Witches' Brew: Brew Update: White Sorority DOESN'T Win Step Competition

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brew Update: White Sorority DOESN'T Win Step Competition

Well isn't this interesting. Monday, we told you about the white sorority that won the Sprite Step Off competition in Atlanta. Turns out, there was a "scoring discrepancy" that actually caused a tie, instead of an outright winner.

Here's the scoop:
Five days after taking first place in the Sprite Step Off finals in Atlanta this past weekend, the women of Zeta Tau Alpha's Epsilon Chapter from the University of Arkansas learned they would be sharing the spotlight.

Early today, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company which sponsors the college step dancing competition announced that due to a scoring discrepancy in the sorority results, the second place winners, the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. from Indiana University, would be recognized as co-winners and awarded the same $100,000 prize as Zeta Tau Alpha.

The announcement comes after four days of blog posts and YouTube comments alternating between support for Zeta Tau Alpha's win and those doubting the competition results. At the heart of the debate is race.

So, you be the judge. Here's the Zeta Tau Alpha routine again.

And here's the AKA's routine. (Updated)

What's your call? Who should have won?  Take our poll and drop a comment in the box.

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At Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:53:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever...let the white girls have it...they were so much better and so innovative.

At Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:55:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't we all just be proud of each other...why does it have to become about race. Stepping is not assigned to a specific race.

At Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:59:00 PM EST , Blogger Eddie said...

I can understand the racial tension. It's the taking over of black culture, something that's been happening forever: from jazz to hip hop to blues -- you name it. the thing is that when it becomes accepted by whites, it's then commercialized and the $$$ is made not by the innovators, but the biters.


At Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:06:00 AM EST , Anonymous L.P. said...

This whole fiasco is a hot mess. >_< This is not going to end well; not by a long shot.

Four days to discover a 'scoring discrepancy'? Two words: Bitch. Please.

At Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 9:18:00 PM EST , Blogger Reggie said...

This shouldn't have been about racial tension. It should have just been about stepping and the group from Zeta Tau Alpha's Epsilon Chapter from the University of Arkansas bought their A game. They were clearly the winners.

At Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:13:00 PM EST , Blogger "Scuba" Steve said...

I think the fact that this came down to race shows how ignorant our society is, not much else.


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