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Sad video was leaked of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racial slurs ending with the chapter being shut down.

via Bossip

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Shuts Down Racist Chapter After Video Leaks

A fraternity already filled with scandal quickly shut down a chapter in Oklahoma when a video surfaced that showed members singing a racist chant that used the n-word.

Via CNN reports:

The video shows a group of young white students chanting the n-word loudly and boisterously while riding on a bus.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national chapter shut down the chapter Sunday night, suspended all of the chapter’s members and threatened to remove those responsible from the fraternity for life.

In the video, the students are heard chanting, “There will never be a ni**** in SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me.”

“SAE” stands for Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. “Sign with” means join the fraternity.

“I was not only shocked and disappointed but disgusted by the outright display of racism displayed in the video,” SAE National President Bradley Cohen said in a statement.

A black student organization, Unheard, posted the video online Sunday with the comment, “Racism is alive at The University of Oklahoma.” It was addressed @President_Boren.

That’s the University of Oklahoma’s president, David Boren.

He took less than an hour to tweet back his disgust.

“If the video is indeed of OU students, this behavior will not be tolerated and is contrary to all of our values. We are investigating.” He threatened to throw the fraternity off the campus, if the allegations were true.

 

Full statement here

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