Volume 93, Issue 99

Wednesday, April 5, 2000


OPINIONS

Finally, someone agrees with Wherry

Western fraternity doesn't deserve criticism

Western fraternity doesn't deserve criticism



Re: "Racy Western" April 4



To the Editor:

As members of Alpha Epsilon Pi, we take strong offence to the opinions published by Lillian Wong and Stephen Black.

Nevermind the fact that they have written an opinion full of stereotypes, but to go so far as to say that giving a donation to plant trees in Israel was not as worthy a cause as some in Ontario, is out of line.

To start, Alpha Epsilon Pi is a nationally Jewish fraternity. We do indeed have members who are not Jewish, but part of our fraternity's values are entrenched in helping the Jewish community.

However, with that said, did Lillian Wong or Stephen Black take any time to learn about our various other fund-raising or charitable activities?

Where were they when we raised over $3,000 for cancer research earlier this year in our annual "48 Hour Rock for Research" on the Concrete Beach? Or how about last Wednesday when we served dinner to those less fortunate than us at the Arcade Christian Mission?

Stereotyping is easily defined as making judgment calls about groups or individuals without learning all the facts. Maybe Lillian Wong and Stephen Black should learn a little more about those they criticize before they do so.

David Moull
Past President Alpha Epsilon Pi
Political Science III
Eric Bernofsky
President Alpha Epsilon Pi
Honours Business III
Michael Cohen
Alumni Relations Alpha Epsilon Pi
Economics III



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