Now that the “cat” is out of the bag regarding the cancellation of VH1’s “Sorority Sisters,” cast and Sigma Gamma Rho member Cat Harper took to her Instagram and made a comparison between success and Hattie McDaniel.
Here’s a history recap – Hattie McDaniel played Mammy in the 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” in which she became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. It was Halle Berry who became the first African American woman to win as a lead actress.
Faced much criticism during her career. Critics of her own race argued that her tv portrayals were unfair as well as inaccurate and that such stereotypes were making it difficult for all blacks, not only actors, to overcome racism and succeed. And yet she went on to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and become the first African American to win an Oscar.
Not everyone will support you when you have a vision they can not see.
#SigmaGammaRho #OmegaRho #sororitysisters #vh1 #hattiemcdaniel
She took a photo with her LS (line sister) when she stated (later deleted):
I graduated from Florida A&M University and was Miss FAMU. I pledged Delta Sigma Theta, and got into several law schools. This is my line sister I pledge with and we don’t lean on the shield for TV.
Members of all the female sororities of the Divine Nine participated in open dialogue about why they chose to be on the show and its controversy.
AKA members Rwanda Hammond and April McRae have already been suspended from their grad chapters until 2016.