Black fraternities, sororities big plus for Blacks

William T. Robinson, Jr. | February 10, 2022

William T. Robinson, Jr. is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Black fraternities and sororities play a significant, monumental role in the upward mobility and uplifting of African Americans as well as fighting inequalities in our system. They are only second to conscientious parents in providing a roadmap to positive self-esteem, community involvement, and success for our Black children. It is unfortunate they are not always given the recognition or acclaim they deserve for work in our communities. Members offer themselves as role models and conduits to being the best you can be.

The mainstream American media has too often presented Blacks in a negative light by manifesting Blacks as dope dealers, sexually promiscuous, self-effacing, unambitious, immoral, and highly sensational beings. They often highlight the ‘lowest’ African Americans they can find, omitting the positive, highly intelligent, educated, productive, successful, and morally astute individuals that are changing the narrative as we speak now. Black Greeks debunk these negative images.

Black fraternal organizations and sororities are working collectively to influence our young children to aspire to greatness in whatever field they choose. These organizations offer their time, money, and resources to young people in schools and our communities. They advocate for self-love, community involvement, and personal success.  There are also no institutions, short of corporate America (and some universities), that offer more scholarships.

No other groups or organizations come close in offering their personal time in developing and molding positive bright, productive, and successful minds. They work in the schools as mentors, and also in the community in youth development programs aiding disadvantaged communities in this country and abroad. They contribute food and toys during certain holidays and honor meritorious achievement among Blacks as a whole. They encourage Black young minds to be active in bringing about social change to end many of the inequalities facing America.