SOURCE: New York Times
A Texas chapter of Kappa Alpha called for the national fraternity to repudiate its veneration of the Confederacy, sparking a firestorm among active members and alumni about the place of the Lost Cause and Robert E. Lee in the organization's culture.
SOURCE: Times Higher Education
by Taulby Edmonson
Until university administrations launch an honest national conversation about the damaging ideals that rest behind the foundational figures and principles of many fraternities, students will continue to be uneasy about the role of Greek life on campus.
SOURCE: Daily Beast
“The Birth of a Nation” was based on a Kappa Alpha member’s book. The frat—which still hails Robert E. Lee as its “spiritual founder”—praised the film for showing its Klan ties.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by Taulby Edmondson
When a fraternity chapter sued him for defamation for remarking that it actively preserved the "Lost Cause" mythology of the Confederacy, the author went to the archives to defend himself.
by Jonathan Zimmerman
The real question isn’t how to regulate fraternities; it’s whether we should have them at all.
by M. Alison Kibler
The terms have changed, from racial ridicule to group libel and then hate speech, but the regulation of hate speech stands out as twentieth century tradition, not a new culture war.
by Robert Cohen
The coupling of lynching metaphors with the chanting of segregationist “never” pledge is not accidental.
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