Since its inception, VH1’s ‘Sorority Sisters‘ has ignited a conversation about whether or not the show is an accurate depiction of black sororities/Greek life. While some are fans of the show (the show pulls in impressive ratings), others not so much.
Cat Harper, one of the show’s cast members, recently compared ‘Sorority Sisters’ to Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award.
Cat posted a photo of McDaniel on Instagram, with the caption:
Hattie McDaniel 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