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Author Laybourn, Wendy M., author

Title Diversity in Black Greek letter organizations : breaking the line / Wendy M. Laybourn and Devon R. Goss
Published New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction: "Why Would You Do That?": Non-Black Members of Black Fraternities and Sororities; Crossing the Line; Setting the Stage: Race and Higher Education; Why Study Non-Black BGLO Members?; Research Design and Approach; Who Are Non-Black BGLO Members?; Book Overview; Notes; References; 1. Brotherhood and Sisterhood: What Are Black Greek-Letter Organizations?; Foundations of Black Fraternal Organizations; The Beginnings of BGLOs; Contemporary BGLOs
Conclusion: "I'm Not the First, and I Won't Be the Last": Crossing the Line, Connecting the Past and PresentWhat Non-Black BGLO Members Tell Us About Race; Crossing the Line: A Paradox; References; Methodological Appendix; Interview Guide; Interview Guide -- Attitudes Towards Race Relations; Glossary; Index
Going Greek: Response to a White/Non-White DivideCampus Racial Climate: Effects on BGLO Chapters; Racial Boundary Enforcement: Revealing a More Complicated Racial Landscape; Conclusion; References; 4. Branded for Life: The Impact of Membership; Building Boldness: Self-confidence and Speaking Out; On the Shoulders of Giants: The Legacy and Responsibility of Leadership; A Lifetime Commitment: Career Choices and Community Engagement; Family Matters: Bridging Racial Divides in the Family; Conclusion; Notes; References
Platforms for Racial Uplift and Activism: Then and NowNon-Blacks in BGLOs; Note; References; 2. "I'm Not Trying To Be You": Identity and Boundary Work; "It Says 'Servants of All'": Strategies for Crossing the Color-Line; "I Really Didn't Understand Racism Until I Had to See it from That Point of View": Identifying Racism; "I Didn't Just Stop at Learning African American History": Redefining Racial Identity; "First, Be a Man": Affirming Gender Identity; Conclusion; References; 3. On the Yard: Race on the College Campus; Campus Racial Climate; Shifting Racial Landscape on Campus
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Subject African American college students -- Conduct of life
African American college students -- Societies, etc. -- History
Greek letter societies -- United States.
African American college students -- Conduct of life.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Greek letter societies.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Goss, Devon, author.
LC no. 2018002441
ISBN 1315210355