The Space They Take: Evaluating Historically White Fraternities through Critical Race Theory
Fraternities and sororities are not often thought of as the starting points for social justice education, especially not historically White fraternities and sororities. In this paper, I outline the missions and values of a select group of historically White fraternities to better understand the foundation from which they are starting their organization. I give an overview of Critical Race Theory (CRT) that gives context for how critical race theory can work in higher education. I conclude with recommendations for reworking historically White fraternities with a CRT lens; recommendations are written for national organizations and students, and then for professional staff working with fraternities and sororities, especially historically White fraternities.
Heenehan, F. M. (2020). The Space They Take: Evaluating Historically White Fraternities through Critical Race Theory. The Vermont Connection, 41(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol41/iss1/15