Feature

Should whites stop 'stepping'?

A white sorority team's triumph in a traditionally all-black dance competition has ignited a racial controversy

"Stepping" — a dance form defined by clapping and stomping — has long been a staple of African American sororities. So when an all-white team took first place (and $100,000 in scholarships) at the Sprite Step Off competition, a traditionally all-black event, cries of cultural theft erupted. College fraternalism expert Lawrence C. Ross Jr. calls the surprise result "the first assault on yet another African-American cultural tradition." Others, however, welcome the win by University of Arkansas' Zeta Tau Alpha as a breakthrough for equality. In an apparent effort to cool the controversy, Sprite later announced a "scoring discrepancy" on Facebook, and declared the outcome a tie, awarding an additional $100,000 prize to the black Alpha Kappa Alpha Tau team. Watch Zeta Tau Alpha's "Matrix"-inspired performance below:

Recommended

6 outstanding homes built in the 1940s
House
Feature

6 outstanding homes built in the 1940s

The Check-In: 2022's best and worst airports, and more
Airplanes.
Feature

The Check-In: 2022's best and worst airports, and more

The Week contest: Walker robber
A man with a walker.
Feature

The Week contest: Walker robber

Is plant-based meat a failure?
A plantburger.
Briefing

Is plant-based meat a failure?

Most Popular

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes
Drone strike inside Russia
Fear Factor

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes

The 1st 3 weeks of Trump's presidential campaign have been brutal
Donald Trump
Maybe it's a sign?

The 1st 3 weeks of Trump's presidential campaign have been brutal

Jan. 6 Congressional Gold Medal recipients snub GOP officials
Gladys Sicknick, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy
...

Jan. 6 Congressional Gold Medal recipients snub GOP officials