Dominique Lange

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Honors Thesis


Black sororities have increased African American women’s political participation and confronted problems associated with women of color’s underrepresentation on college campuses. These sisterhood organizations helped grow African American women’s electoral power, who now turn out to vote in larger numbers than almost every other demographic in America. This qualitative research study details the role of sororities in the progression of voter education and participation in the political process. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a variety of African American professional women working at UT Arlington. This small case study using focused interviews of African American professional women on campus helped to extrapolate opinions and views about African American women’s political participation, Black sororities, and higher education in a holistic viewpoint. Given the qualitative study results, the findings indicate that identity and religious affiliation inform African American women’s views and political ideology.

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