“BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A college fraternity inspired by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has banned members around the country from wearing Confederate uniforms to “Old South” parties and parades after years of complaints that the tradition was racially insensitive.
The Virginia-based Kappa Alpha Order issued new rules to chapters earlier this year saying members aren’t allowed to wear Rebel uniforms to parties or during their parades, which are a staple on campuses across the South.
The decision, announced in an internal memo posted on the group’s website, followed a flap last year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where a black sorority complained after a KA parade stopped in front of its house on campus. KA members were dressed in the gray uniforms of Confederate officers, and young women wore hoop skirts.
More than 70 alumnae of the sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, sent a petition to Alabama President Robert Witt complaining about the use of Confederate flags and uniforms on campus.
In the memo to chapters, Kappa Alpha’s national executive director, Larry Wiese, said such displays had to end.
“In today’s climate, the Order can ill afford to offend our host institutions and fend off significant negative national press and remain effective at our core mission, which is to aid young men in becoming better community leaders and citizens, Wiese wrote.”
Just one more reason not to join a college “frat”, the Kappa Alph Order’s website bills the organization as one that “builds emerging leaders”, sadly like most other “frats” leadership is the last order of business, conformity is.
If they were truly building emerging leaders the fraternity would uphold the values of Robert E. Lee, and celebrate the great history of our once great but short lived nation.
There is a lesson to be learned from all of this, and that lesson is the ideals of the Kappa Alpha leadership are almost identical to that of the “granny’s” who have infiltrated the Sons of Confederate Veterans, they are not interested in upholding the “Charge” but are very interested in “not offending” the leftist/marxist who scream racism everytime we try to honor our ancestors-webmaster.