Garbage Frat Makes Racist Video, Gets Booted Out Of University Of Oklahoma
This Sunday, the University of Oklahoma officially cut ties with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after a video surfaced online on Saturday of their chapter singing a bizarre racist chant on a bus to some kind of “date night” to celebrate their founder’s day.
It’s posted above should you want to watch, but be forewarned–it’s pretty damned nauseating.
The video features some asshole who looks and sounds exactly like Kenneth The Page, leading a bunch of other assholes chanting “there will never be a n***** SAE / You can hang them from a tree / But they’ll never sign with me.” and so on. As if they could even find a black person anywhere who’d want to hang out with them. Please.
The video was passed around swiftly, and by Monday morning there were already campus protests, and the fraternity’s house had been spray-painted with the words “Tear It Down.”
The president of OU, David Boren, released the following statement on the incident:
“To those who have misused their free speech in such a reprehensible way, I have a message for you. You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. You should not have the privilege of calling yourselves “Sooners.” Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots. Real Sooners believe in equal opportunity. Real Sooners treat all people with respect. Real Sooners love each other and take care of each other like family members. Effective immediately, all ties and affiliations between this University and the local SAE chapter are hereby severed. I direct that the house be closed and that members will remove their personal belongings from the house by midnight tomorrow. Those needing to make special arrangements for positions shall contact the Dean of Students.”
“All of us will redouble our efforts to create the strongest sense of family and community. We vow that we will be an example to the entire country of how to deal with this issue. There must be zero tolerance for racism everywhere in our nation.”
The national chapter of SAE has also cut ties with the chapter.
If nothing else, this clearly proves that racists are–categorically–the dumbest humans on earth. Beyond the question of who, in this century, would come up with such grossness– who doubles down by putting something like that up on the internet and thinks it’s gonna turn out well for them? Or does such a thing on a bus full of people, all of whom likely have camera phones? You’d have to be a total moron. How did these people even get into college in the first place?
As disheartening as it is to even know that these people even exist, it’s great to know that the campus acted swiftly and kicked them right off campus as soon as their identities were determined.