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Black Greeks Empower White Colleges toward Racial Reconciliation – Michelle Guobadia of UNC Charlotte Explains
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For Black Greeks, there's always a light-hearted discussion about where it's better to be made: at an HBCU or a PWI (Predominantly White Institution). And having experienced both institutions, I can see the merits of both. There are things that can be done at a one that cannot be done at the other. For White Colleges, Racial Reconciliation is a huge one of those things...
With very few White students at HBCUs, it's difficult to engage across color lines within the collegiate setting. However, Black Greeks at White Colleges have an opportunity to develop their ability to confront the White power structure while they're still in school. There's a great deal of value to that.
Black Greeks could use the Alumni Support
If members of NPHC (Black Greek) organizations are going to be effective at speaking truth to power, they will need the support of those who've crossed before them and are now established in their careers. We all know, systems of White power don't do well at listening to Black people. Jane Black student is likely disbelieved when she challenges John White student. And racial reconciliation cannot happen in that disbelief and prejudice.
Because of the bond that is shared by Black Greeks, and because in nearly every town there is at least one highly respected Black person who is a member of an NPHC organization, there's great potential for bringing notable voices into the discussion - simply on the strength of "the Shield."
How are you giving young men and women "on the yard" access to your expertise?
When you hear about the things being done in Greek Life at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, this question is brought into deeper focus. When great work is being done, there's always a demand for more! And I think you'll be fascinated by the level of engagement being coached by Michele Guobadia, Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, on a college campus that was literally blocks from where Keith Lamont Scott was killed by police.
More support from Black Alumni would help bolster pro