Racist Oklahoma SAE Members Apparently Learned Racist Chant On A “Leadership Cruise”
The big ol’ racist members of the University of Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity reportedly learned their racist chant on a “leadership cruise,” according to the results of an investigation led by David Boren, OU’s President. In a report that was released today and available here in its entirety, Boren discovered that the racist chant was taught to fraternity members on a national leadership cruise and has since been formalized and “taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal pledgeship process.”
Levi Petit, a SAE member who was expelled for his participation in the chant, issued a formal apology at a press conference on Wednesday, where he stated how sorry he was, adding, “I never thought of myself as a racist … but the bottom line is that the words that were said in that chant were mean, hurtful and racist.”
The fraternity has issued various apologies to members of OU’s African-American community, and they have been accepted, which is good and fine, but I’m pretty sure that a hasty “sorry I’m racist” letter is not going to change the fact that a bunch of drunk white men yelled the N-word with glee in the year 2015.
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