October 30, 2015 9:00 pm -


Racial ugliness still exists on the campus of some colleges. Layla Evett was hit by troll postings like the one below after she wrote, “So going through recruitment is 10x tougher as a black woman, and you will have to work harder than other white, Asian, Hispanic or foreign women… People can deny and act like the houses are flooded with black girls, but they aren’t.”

“American fraternity and sorority life is one of both deep racial segregation and inequality,” Matthew Hughey, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, told The Daily Beast. Hughey is an expert on the persistent petty racism permeating white sororities. “The hashtag #BlackatSMU reflects and illuminates many of the realities of that segregation and inequality, whereby the mechanisms of racial discrimination against black students are laid bare for many in the public, or at least those on Twitter, to see…


“Approximately 96 percent of the membership of traditional white Greek-letter organizations are composed of white members today,” says Hughey. “They’re even more segregated and exclusive than the already segregated and excluded predominately white colleges and universities at which they have chapters.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.