Vibe Magazine almost crashed their own site Monday when they published Aliya S. King's latest article about transgender/gay subculture at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. The page with her story even went down temporarily from so many people trying to access it. "The Mean Girls of Morehouse" tells the story of a gaggle of gay and transgender men who are current and former students of the private HCBU, who call themselves "The Plastics" after the uber-popular girl clique from the Lindsay Lohan/Tina Fey film "Mean Girls." While the piece has caused the ire of current Morehouse students and alums, what's lost in the furor is the fact that the story is pretty fascinating.
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You've probably heard the new dress code that Morehouse College, an all-male HBCU (Historically Black College/University), has given its students. They've released 11 stipulations that students must follow, or risk being suspended from school. They are more than deserving of this week's sternly-worded letter.
You know you're kind of full of sh*t, right? When I first saw the new dress code you released for your students, I surely thought it was some kind of random joke or satirical piece. Surely, a place of higher learning did not just make an extensive list of things that are unacceptable to rock on a campus. Is the school so on point that the most pressing matter is its students' way of dress? Yeah, NAW I don't think so. Word on the street is that your enrollment rate is down, as well as your retention and graduation rates. I doubt that this will be helping either. I guess that in whatever struggles you may be having, the most important thing is that the men on your campus maintain their segzy and moisturize their situations in the most conservative way possible.
More after the jump.