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University of Oklahoma Frat Cut By National Organization And School After Racist Chant

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The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has faced a swift backlash after members were captured on film chanting racist remarks. The president of the university today announced that it severing “all ties and affiliations” with the group. It’s campus house is being vacated, and the university may expel members, especially those seen leading the chant.

“To those who have misused their free speech in such a reprehensible way, I have a message for you. You are disgraceful,” wrote OU president David Boren in a statement. “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.”

The national SAE organization had earlier closed its Oklahoma chapter.

A video shot on a bus full of SAE members in formal dress captured the group chanting “There will never be a n****r in SAE,” to the tune of “If Your Happy And You Know It.” It was tweeted at Boren over the weekend.

[via ABC News]

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