A Paradox of Participation: Nonwhites in White Sororities and Fraternities

  title={A Paradox of Participation: Nonwhites in White Sororities and Fraternities},
  author={Matthew W. Hughey},
  journal={Social Problems},
  • M. Hughey
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Sociology
  • Social Problems
Although law prohibits race-based exclusion in college sororities and fraternities in the United States, racial segregation prevails. As a result, nonwhite membership in white Greek-letter organizations (WGLOs) is often hailed as a transformative step toward equality and unity. The bulk of work on such cross-racial membership centers on comparative-historical and survey data and treats integrated membership as the successful end, rather than a problematic beginning, of analysis. Drawing upon in… 

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