My aunt from Pennsylvania is visiting and we were discussing how colleges work over there. She described a sorority and fraternity type system which her daughter was in. The description sounded like groups of students were being placed in silos based on culture and backgrounds. Examples were - Hispanics, South Asians, African Americans etc.
I found the idea uncomfortably odd as partitioning people into groups based on how they look and where they are from is only going to lead to a culture of fragmented people rather than a mesh of people who see everyone as the same.
Am I mistakenly critiquing this style of club?
Sure there are there are a few of these groups in Australian Universities (I counted like 3 in my last degree and 0, 10 years ago) but far more clubs which are based on hobbies, majors and interest based clubs.
It's like why is there a Korean club at my school? Can I join if I'm not Korean? Do they have actual Korean activities and introductions to the culture? (No, no they don't they're just getting money from the Guild to throw parties and separate themselves from the rest of society).