As promised, Larissa's mom was the guest on this afternoon's edition of the 'Elle Word' and she left no doubt that she will defend her daughter to the very end.
The Delta woman (ΔΣΘ) -President of her Sorority- explained her and Larissa's behavior with uncommon eloquence.

There were many 'new' issues raised so you ought to listen to the podcast yourself but she did reveal Mo'Nique did not live at the mansion and was unaware of the 'drama'; relying heavily on third-party accounts.
She further explained the incident with Larissa and the phone-call; noting the call was from her boyfriend serving in Iraq, thus underlying it's importance.

At times she seemed too eager to excuse Larissa's aggressive nature but she was successful in presenting an alternative viewpoint. But, as with everything, each person will form their opinion and you can only do so if you listen to the entire podcast...




Congratulations to Gabrielle, Rican and BrownSuga for another fine interview

111 comments

  1. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 3:22 PM  

    FIRRST (STICKS TONGUE OUT AT TX) SUPERSTAR (Signature pose, splits)

  2. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 3:23 PM  

    Hey TX who's No. 1 now? Huh Huh?

    I feel sorry for u because u did not know you were going up against a - SUPERSTAR (signature pose)

  3. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 3:25 PM  

    Mother hen, mother hen.

  4. txshawty // 11/7/07 3:28 PM  

    Yea you need to remind yourself that you're somebody's MAMA! Namely MINE! lol...First you leave me in the middle of a blog by myself all the time, and now you're rubbin stuff in my face, basically telling me how much of a LOSER your daughter is...lol

  5. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 3:38 PM  

    Nah man Mama never made no fool. LOL

    Oh TX why do u wait til the latter half of my work day to come on? Now I have to leave again because rain is setting up real bad outside and I dont want to get stuck in Port of Spain.

    Sorry

    (blows kiss)

    Laterz

  6. Two // 11/7/07 3:47 PM  

    Love the "third party accounts" bit. Since she wasn't in the house, either, isn't that exactly what she's basing her opinion on, too?

  7. txshawty // 11/7/07 3:50 PM  

    E: sorry! If I don't see my regular ppl on, I'm not on as often!

    Two: I know, right? And one of the 'third-parties' she's listening to is her daughter, so of course everything is gonna be everyone else's fault..but lemme shutup bc I haven't heard the interview and will either have to wait on Gabby to tell me what happened or be patient and wait til I get home later to listen...lol...

  8. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:02 PM  

    Hey Ladies.

  9. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:07 PM  

    Hey Shawn!

    Did you get to hear the interview? If so could you gimme a summary to hold me over til I get home?? {puppy dog eyes, lol}

  10. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:11 PM  

    Hey TX,

    Well the only thing I have to said is regardless how old I am if my mom was around and heard me tell a elder to shut up and something smart wise regardless if that elder said mean stuff about me, my mom would had Pop the living mess out of me even though I'm almost in my 40's.

    I just glad they didn't take alot of calls while her mom was on.

  11. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:14 PM  

    TX, you have to listen to it. I just felt like even though I am a mom myself yes I would have got up to if a older female had her fist in my child face but at the same time I would had to check my child and put that female in place but other then that she had some good points.

  12. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:19 PM  

    Shawn: Yea I hear you, my mama don't play about that! My mama's the type that if she trusts that adult/elder is correcting me for a GOOD reason and not just provoking me, she will be quiet and let them do their thing...and THEN get me when they're done lol...She don't believe in tryna be my friend, she be done embarrassed me in front of the WHOLE VH1 crowd and I'da shut DAH-OWN like Shay did when Mo'Nique said she knew her mama and how it pissed her off to know how Mother Shay raised her and how she was acting...she STRAIGHT SHUT-UP...Mo'Nique put Shay on hush-mode when she pulled the 'mama'card lol...I'da had the exact same reaction...except I may have flinched just THINKIN of my mama seeing that lol...

  13. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:21 PM  

    Shawn: yea I hear you b/c when Mo rolled up on Bootz my mama would stepped up and been like, 'Hey now...I see your point and i agree with you, but that steppin up in her face gone have to stop' lol

  14. steups // 11/7/07 4:24 PM  

    I like the name two, but 'one' would have been better.

    I liked Larissa's mom because she did more to avoid the stereotype than all the episodes of Charm School.
    If there was 'stereotyping' involved.

    To think larissa is the daughter of a Delta says something. Her behavior wasn't ghetto beavior, it was HER behavior

  15. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:25 PM  

    Tx you aint lying. My momma can still throw a good shoe or book at me when I do something wrong or she don't agree with something. And yes she did shut Shay down with the momma talk.

    I just felt like she was ok with how Larissa was then to mention she has a program too for homeless people kids or people. Now I might be wrong. But what crack me up was how she mention that her child is shy which is cool but something to the effect how larissa don't brag about the things she is doing but when the other girls mention they doing this or that, Larissa has already done it.

    Then when she mention she was a Delta my supervisor was like well that explain a whole lot.

  16. steups // 11/7/07 4:31 PM  

    lmao Shawn. Are you saying Delta's have a superiority complex?

    Because you ain't lyin'

  17. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:31 PM  

    "Yawn"

  18. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:33 PM  

    "Stretch"

  19. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:33 PM  

    "Yawns again with more vigour, just a bit but still more"

  20. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:34 PM  

    "Scratches head, rubs eyes, cracks knuckles"

  21. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:34 PM  

    I'm sorry Electra if I bored you.

    Smile it's a beautiful day.

    The Delta is ok but alot of soriorities consider them ghetto well atleast back in my days of school.

  22. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:34 PM  

    E: YOu back?! YAY! Except I'm leaving in about 45 minutes

    Shawn: lol @ the shoe...

    hey STEUPS!

  23. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:35 PM  

    "Rubs stomach, bends and touch toes, cracks back"

  24. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:36 PM  

    Nah Shawn its not you, I am still at work waiting on my ride and gettting pissed,no offence please. :)

  25. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:37 PM  

    Yeah TX I am still here (unfortunatly)

    "frowns and pouts"

  26. steups // 11/7/07 4:37 PM  

    ah hope yuh have on clothes Electra.
    I might pose that question to a Delta, Shawn, and receive their thoughts

  27. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:38 PM  

    Shawn: My cousin is an Alpha and that's how he described the Delta...on the other hand the A.K.A.s are said to be stuck-up, usually yella females...but I've met women from BOTH sororities and each organization has some of each in the opposite sororities...which is ironic lol....just goest to show stereotypes don't just end at race...

  28. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:39 PM  

    Shawn its raining outside and I ams stuck in the city, heading east on a highway that is inadequate to accomodate all the vehicles in this small island.

  29. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:40 PM  

    Yeah Steups I am wearing clothes (for now)

  30. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:40 PM  

    Yeap that how it was back in the days. THE AKA was the lightskin chicks and the Delta was the darkskin chicks. Remember Spike Lee movie School Daze or something like that.

  31. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:41 PM  

    YEah I remember School Daze that was with Omar Epps and Tyra Banks right? Or am I so bored that I am confused?

  32. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:42 PM  

    I wish it rain here. It so hot here. Well Electra I hope your ride comes soon.

  33. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:44 PM  

    Tisha Campbell and Laurence fishburne

  34. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:44 PM  

    I cant believe that there is acatually a dichotomy within the blacks. smh

  35. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:45 PM  

    Shawn: Yea I love that movie...and Spike Lee was tryna be a Q-dog..wit his lil scrawny self lol Barking n'junk, sounding like the MESS we refer to as HOT! lol...

  36. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:45 PM  

    Yeah I think the other show was Higher Learning or something like that but I remember when I was very young I looked at School Daze I think I should have another look.

  37. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:47 PM  

    Well actually it still like that. Where guys only deal with a female that has a certain look: eyes, hair, butt, hips (if she has the breeding kind).

    LOL did I go 1800 century on you guys.

  38. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:47 PM  

    Guys I am trying soooo hard not to leave my office and go down to the Cafe and purchse one of those ice creams or lollies or chocolates or......

  39. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:48 PM  

    E: I know, my best friend and I were kinda talkin about how much we section ourselves off within our OWN community. We want other races to respect us but we stereotype and hate on our OWN race. We have so many stereotypes: light-skinned vs. black-skinned, ghetto vs. conservative, acting white vs. keepin it real...etc! Its sad

  40. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:49 PM  

    Shawn: No...you're good lol

  41. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:50 PM  

    Hmmmmph sounds like self hatred to me. Brain washed persons to believe that anything African is ugly which is the exact opposite, just look at Tyrese (licks lips)

  42. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:50 PM  

    Yeah girl I glad in Trini its just African vs Indian LMAO

  43. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:52 PM  

    E: lol! Tyrese is just aight to me, but not because of his skin, cuz thats a nice piece of chocolate, but b/c of that 'PREDATOR'-type lump at the front of his DOME, and don't tell me y'all don't see that either!

  44. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:52 PM  

    Nah but seriously, its really a sad thing because (I am not preaching), God made us in his OWN IMAGE and LIKENESS so I really dont understand how something made in the imageo of the Creator could be ugly or dispised.

  45. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:53 PM  

    A friend had me cracking up one night we was talking Beyonce and he was like look at her hips she has breeding hips which make her very fertile. Then he show a picture of her when she first started which she was skinny and then compare her recent pic. He tells me JayZ is taking very good care of those hips for more kids.

  46. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:53 PM  

    LOL TX people ask me what I see in him. BUT he is very attractive especially his teeth and his (licks lips) BODY!!!!!!!

  47. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 4:55 PM  

    Yeah Shawn I know that men in Africa love a strong woman with wide hips and backs.

    LOL if I sneeze to hard I get pregnant and I dont have such big hips.

  48. office depot man // 11/7/07 4:56 PM  

    txshawty i need a date from you i have a big crush on you

  49. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:57 PM  

    I feel you on that Electra. I love kids but I need peace and quiet in my life.

  50. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:57 PM  

    E: LOL! Is that how I popped out?!
    HA-CHEW! {out pops Tx}
    E: "Hey I thought that was just a fart, I didn't even know I was pregnant" lol

    Shawn: Lol...I was thinkin about that too, she's always been curvy, but them curves hit an all time Richter Scale High when Jay-Z began..ahem..um...'Saying her NAME' lol

  51. txshawty // 11/7/07 4:59 PM  

    Office Depot Man: Lol...Quit Playing man! lol

  52. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 4:59 PM  

    Right and she been taking belly dancing class since that video with the other chick.

  53. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:00 PM  

    TX WHAT? LOL

    Yeah Shawn I love them too BUT too much of anything is not good for you.LOL

    Hey TX the office depot man wants a date.LOL

    Hey Office depot man you have to ask my permission first before you approach my daughter, got that? Or else I go all Mommy dearest on you. LOL

  54. dani // 11/7/07 5:01 PM  

    well her mother is [surprisingly] very eloquent and articulate.

  55. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:01 PM  

    TX like 25 and the guy got to ask Mother dearest first and plus take a survey along with a drug and alchol test.

    LOL

  56. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:01 PM  

    Shawn there's this lady here chaging $200 just for 4 sessions of belly dancing what does she think we are?

  57. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:03 PM  

    Shawn: lol...I'll be 20 next month...so you may wanna amp the mother protector mode up even MORE lol Gabby and I are the same age...she's abt a mth younger

    Dani: Really? I haven't gotten to hear the

  58. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:04 PM  

    Ouch that is alot of money for 4 classes.

    Do she work for hotel or out of her home?

  59. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:05 PM  

    Guys I think I am going to look at some cable until my ride comes so until we meet again.

    Adios and

    Laterz

  60. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:06 PM  

    Nah she rents the venue at our Centre of Excellence so I think that's why.

  61. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:06 PM  

    E: Maybe her rates vary from the size of the belly?? lol

    P.S. Bye mama!

  62. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:07 PM  

    E and Shawn: Are y'all gonna learn how to make your belly do the 'wave' like Shakira 'nem? lol

  63. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:08 PM  

    LOL look young lady (waves index finger) LOL

    Nah most of her clients are University students they dont have any right having a belly flapping over like a shirt.LOL (Tuck in yuh belly)

  64. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:08 PM  

    Well I know I want to take up Pole Dancing and maybe belly dancing.

    Pole dancing can be very fun but dangerous. I hate men. Get a maid outfit and the next thing you know you look like a beach whale.

  65. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:09 PM  

    Yeah I want to learn it because I want to (ahem), Pleasure Turnkey to a new level.

  66. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:09 PM  

    TX are you trying to kill me?

  67. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:10 PM  

    Men have all the fun:(

    Dont have to worry about getting preggy or nothing (shucks)

  68. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:10 PM  

    Shawn: LOL! You had me literally laughing out loud with that comment about the tuck in your belly!

    Shawn's a pole dancer who cleans houses lol

  69. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:10 PM  

    Electra they have those portable Poles that you can buy.

  70. steups // 11/7/07 5:11 PM  

    Yea Dani she is...I wouldn't say surprising though

  71. office depot man // 11/7/07 5:12 PM  

    txshawty no i'm not playing i think i'm in love

  72. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:12 PM  

    It was me TX not Shawn :(

    Its another Jamaican song.

  73. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:12 PM  

    That was ELectra @ TX.

    Electra you are so right. Me do have all the fun. Where is steups at anyway? He so quiet.

  74. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:12 PM  

    True Shawn? I wonder where I'll find one of those in Trinidad?

  75. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:14 PM  

    E: lol...yea I have a feeling that if the pregnancy roles were reversed it'd be males all up in females' faces on the Maury show!

    Me: You were with BLANK and BLANK, and the baby don't even look like me! We both black and that baby is bi-racial...You just saying this cuz I broke up with you when I saw you with that other female...I am NOT your baby's mama! lol

  76. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:14 PM  

    Yeah TX before the song starts they say its not for pregnant women, women with children, or women over 35. Can u believe that? So what do they mean? Once u have a child or over 35 you're over the hill?

  77. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:15 PM  

    E: Oh my bad you get props for that FUNNY comment lol! That was HIL-ARIOUS b/c I'm a visual thinker, so when I read that I thought of tummies being tucked...LITERALLY! lol

  78. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:15 PM  

    LOL TX I wonder about you sometimes. LOL

    Steups where can I find that portable pole in Trinidad I knw u will know if one exists.

  79. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:15 PM  

    Office Depot: You're in love with WHO, hon?

  80. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:16 PM  
  81. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:17 PM  

    My son tells me - "Mummu tuck in yuh belley" LOL

    He should tell that to his father because she looks like the one who had babies not me. LOL

  82. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:17 PM  

    LOL @ Electra.

  83. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:17 PM  

    E: Why won't they let the mamas and 35+ get their groove on?! You don't lose rhythm after a certain age! lol

  84. office depot man // 11/7/07 5:18 PM  

    i was talking about you do that sound weird to you

  85. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:18 PM  

    E: Lol! That's called sympathy weight, he gained it when you were preggers lol!

  86. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:19 PM  

    Yeah right @ TX.

  87. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:20 PM  

    LOL Hey Shawn do u own a peekaboo pole?

  88. Dana - Harry Potter Is A Sexy Beast And I Want To Drink His Polyjuice Potion // 11/7/07 5:20 PM  

    Here in the UK you can buy a portable pole at Tesco's it's on their website under "Sporting Equipment"

    I go to StripAerobics and there is a pole session in the segment. A 1 hr class for £10, that's over TT$100 per session. Count your blessings. It's
    good fun. Try it!!!!!!

    Hi Everybody

  89. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:21 PM  

    All I have to say to Dana is Meooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

  90. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:21 PM  

    Office: um...i don't know..yet lol! Do you come to the blog often or something?

  91. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:22 PM  

    Yes I got one. LOL Being the naughty maid.

  92. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:22 PM  

    Nah TX that's called getting fat cause u know u have a wife and u think she aint going anywhere.

    Its a comfort zone, but he started exercising now since I comment on Tyrese in his presence and he overheard me telling Onix he was sexy on the Elle Show (I thought he was asleep)LOL

    Can u imagine the stare I got when I went back into the room and the computer was on and as soon as I walked it I heard it and so did he, LOL. He is still talking about it.LMAO

  93. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:22 PM  

    Hey Dana! I bet you're good at it with your WAIST like WIRE! lol

    Well I gotta go y'all work is over, i'll be back tomorrow...I promise E! lol

    Bye E, Shawn, Dana, Steups, Office, and any ANONS!

  94. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:23 PM  

    E: Po' man tryna Fed-Ex his fat into oblivion for you! lol

  95. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:23 PM  

    Have a great evening Electra.

  96. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:24 PM  

    Have a great evening TX.

  97. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:24 PM  

    I thought so Shawn seeing you knew exactly where to direct me. LOL

    Strip Aerobics Dana? Wow.

    But seriously I really need to do something fun cause I get bored easily.

  98. Electra (trinidad) // 11/7/07 5:26 PM  

    Bye Ladies have a good one I myself am going to have a look at cable until my ride gets here.

    Adios and

    Laterz

  99. txshawty // 11/7/07 5:26 PM  

    In response to E @ 5:22 abt her husband getting plump: Same difference lol

  100. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:26 PM  

    Do your kids have a video game at home so that way you can exercise with them?

    There is this game called dance evolution which is very good.

  101. Dana - Harry Potter Is A Sexy Beast And I Want To Drink His Polyjuice Potion // 11/7/07 5:31 PM  

    Shawn, what you telling me Meeeeeeeeoooow for with your little maid's uniform????

    Hahaha

    Anyways beddy time

    Night everyone

    Night Steups

  102. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 5:36 PM  

    Yeap that outfit is curse. That's why I had to burn it.

    LOL

    Have a great evening.

  103. The Q // 11/7/07 5:44 PM  

    I just came in to check if I was being ignored.

    I answered my question.

    You all have a good day.

    FUCKFACE for Shawty.

  104. I [HEART] BOOTZ // 11/7/07 6:31 PM  

    that interview was so great. people misjudge larissa all the time. its good someone finally who deals with larissa on a daily basis set the record straight. im happy she went through with it. now all we need is an inside look from bootz.

  105. GLAMOURVIXEN AKA SHAWN // 11/7/07 7:03 PM  

    Ok this lady got eliminated. So why in the world are you going to get drunk after the bouncer let you back in after you beg him to let you stay.

    Oh man this is going to be good.

  106. pamela // 11/7/07 9:06 PM  

    Larissa's mom speaks very well unlike her daughter. She's appears very supportive of her daughter even to a fault. She upholds, rationalizes, and makes excuses for Larissa's poor behavior. The mother talks like she actually lived in the Charm School house but she didn't; she's basing her opinions strictly on what Larissa has said. The mother's acting like she's the ultimate authority on everything that happened during filming and on Monique. Monique wasn't at the mansion at all times, so what? How does she know that Monique had editorial control? I read in Essence that according to Mikki Taylor, they were not allowed to watch the footage. Monique was an employee just like the FOL girls and I doubt she had the control that some people assume she did. Larissa doesn't seem shy to me, rather an instigating, attention-seeking bully to the all the non-Black women except Becky. I suspect that Larissa's mom may be less supportive towards her at home, probably is very critical and demeaning of her daughter but just doesn't want other people treating her that way. Shay said in her VH-1 interview that Monique asked her not to leave after taping for the reunion show ended because she wanted Shay and Larissa to try to work out their issues, but it seemed like Larissa's mama was insinuating that she was responsible for that. The mother was taking subtle swipes at the other FOL women suggesting that Larissa has done a lot, is a trendsetter, and the others are copying her daughter, who's also already done a lot of things the other women are just now experiencing. I don't know, maybe I'm just biased against mother and daughter, but I think Larissa's mom is to use Larissa's words, "full of shit."

  107. Raina // 11/7/07 11:29 PM  

    Larissa's mother has a hard time seeing her daughter for who she is. For all her charity work helping troubled young people why can't she recognize her child as troubled. And what the show hon, not everyone your daughter got into it with was starting with Larissa. I think folks are being too hard on Monique. First off as I saw it Monique wasn't rolling on Larissa as though she was trying to punk her. Second I don't believe the show was about Monique changing these women's lives... it was about providing them with situation in which they could utilize what hey learned, self-reflect, and change if they wanted their attitude or behavior. It was not up to Monique to play Dr. Phil and try to psychonalyze these young women. She was merely holding up a mirror. Either they like what they see or they don't. And anybody and everybody knows that when you get on one of these shows they can cut episodes whatever way they like... create storylines where there were none. But you can't look like a bitch if there's not enough film of you acting like one. You can't be mad at looking like a whore when you let some man slob on your chest within lets say an hour or two of meeting him (on camera no less). I think Monique did her job she was real with them and thats all you can do at the end of the day because "you can take a horse (or whore, Brooke) to water but you can't make the drink".

  108. jorundi // 12/7/07 12:10 AM  

    Steups!!!

    What does her being a Delta have to do with anything?

    If my child had conducted herself on national television like LaRissa has done, I would not want my sorority affiliation known to America lest someone try to connect my affiliation to my ability to raise a lady.

  109. srd // 12/7/07 1:09 AM  

    Hello All,

    I have been lurking on this board since the first season of FOL. I probably would have stayed in the shadows if not for the negative comments about my beloved sorority. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta, I found some of the comments offensive. How does one label a group of college educated women with an established reputation for public service and a heartfelt desire to serve all mankind “ghetto”? Our members range from Carol Moseley Braun, U.S. Senator, Nikki Giovanni, esteemed poet and writer, Mary McLeod Bethune, educator to Ruby Dee, actress (I went ole’ school for the poster who commented that we were “ghetto” back in the day). It is not an accident that DST is the largest African American sorority to date, people tend to gravitate towards positive things and we known for caring.

    Talk about and judge Larissa’s mother and her parenting skills, or lack there of, until your hearts are content, but to classify an entire group of women in a derogatory manner is distasteful. While I commend her on the hard work she does on behalf of DST, using our sorority in an attempt to redeem herself is disgraceful. However, we as a society must be mindful not to judge the masses by a few. We need to move away from petty generalizations and stereotypes; people are complex individual with many layers and should not be placed into a box.

    Thanks allowing me to vent,
    Proud Delta Member

  110. jorundi // 12/7/07 4:32 AM  

    ***correction***

    ...inability to raise a lady.

  111. donita // 12/7/07 10:22 AM  

    y as a parent is she making all of these excuses for larissa larissa is wrong in alot of situations and her mother was just saying well look at what the next person is doing what about what your daughter is doing yeah she is saying my daughter could have handled situations differently but she goes back to well this person did this and that if she mentors other youth y cant someone mentor thier on child i always say that if someone cant keep thier own house in order then how can u get someone else's in order

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