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HEN EVERETT ¢'HITESIOE gOt to the by the tia:e Everett crossed that fall, it wasn't news University of Alabama, he took a good anymore. Which was fine by him. As he says,'Being F AD OR NOT, i[ s got some people in an uproar. 13t_ look around "Ir was real easy to aee what ' part of a trend never crossed my mind' . : Why are white guys joining? Are they wanna- the white fntern,ties wer< all about," he says: two or Everett does not come across as a trendjoiner. He's be's? Do they want to cheese off their parents? three parties before Thursday - when the weekend reticent to the point of shyness. From beneath his close Do they think they'll get to dare black women? Are begaa Some kiud of serious money was required, ', ¢opped hair, he squints at the world with a flat, hard they filled with piry or guilt? Suspicion exists on both benux dtose weekend par- ___ sides,saysBrodeyblilburn,awhitestudenrwhojoined ties hired $1,000 bands. w }^EN EYERETT GOT TO T^ Kappa Alpha Psi at Indiana University. "There are 'What I saw," recalls ' - - black people who don t apprenate my presence in a I black fraternity, as there are white people who tan't undesstand wtty I did it in he first plari Jon Augusane, a music major at UCLA, got chal- lenged repeatedly when he pledged Sigma in the spring of 1990. 'It was my ans+ to bear." he recalk -I had to prove I wanted thu" Once, at a parry, a Sigma from I another chapter came up to Jon: 'He was ^-r.=m^ in my ear, 'Did you call my brother a mgger? Huh?' osrr and over, seeing what I'd da I just had to srand there_" It's been estimated that black fraternities devote five times as many man-hours co commumry ':. service than do white fratetnttics. And the nature of black fna' ser- vice, which involves lus money tais- ing and more handsbn help, is an araaction m irself to some seu- dents. TFui s one r<ason Joshua Palau joined a chapter of the Kap- pas at the University of North Carolina at Charbtte. "They were doing mtoring at a lool elemen- tary school, which I thought was kinda nice,' he says. The chapter was named frac of the year at UNCC in 1993, and Joshua was named Greek Man of the Year. In November he was elected chapter president But he's used to def}ing boundarics: j oshua u Jevnsh or Cu- ban and Puerto Rican descent There's also the socvl-life qu<s- tlon- Black fraterntrics generally don't demand participation in an all-consumtng party schedule. Consequently, they're becoming the brotherhoods of choice for sober nonconformLats- That's whv Jeff Choron became a Sigma at the University of Alabama. 'I (tel they pvH<tt, was a lot or uones uNiYERSITY or ALABA and cliques and 7v1y Daddy -Y-- -" -_^- makes this much moaey, so HE LOOKED ARQUND. "I SAW /LLOT aF I b h fi eaa e in t is atetniry. Everett, who's at Ala- bama on a track scholar- ship, gives me a tour of cam- pu>. A guy weating khakis and a swnter passes in front look on his face- To tell the truth, he looks more like a skinhead than a homeboy.
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