University Of Oklahoma Fraternity Chapter Shuts Down After “N-Word” Filled Video Leaks

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters shut down its University of Oklahoma chapter after a video emerged showing members of the chapter singing a racist n-word filled chant.

The video, which was exposed on Twitter, shows fraternity members on a bus chanting, “There will never be a n—-r at SAE.”

OU president David Boren said in a tweet that the university will not tolerate racism.

https://twitter.com/President_Boren/status/574727487659204608

As of last night, the president of the fraternity said the chapter has been suspended indefinitely.

https://twitter.com/SAE_ESA_brad/status/574739810780250112

SAE’s national chapter released a statement about the incident:

“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities,” Sigma Alpha Epsilon wrote in an online statement.

 

 

22 Responses

  1. Anthony

    March 9, 2015 7:59 pm

    I went to a big time SEC football factory as an undergraduate. This SAE video was probably the least shocking thing I have seen this year. I know Oklahoma is not an SEC school, but I am sure that many of the students have attitudes as backwards as anyone white from the Deep South.

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  2. truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    March 9, 2015 7:09 pm

    The fraternity not only showed the viciousness of white racism. It outlined a group of people with no respect for their own selves. For a long time, we as black people, have told the truth that racism is not a fantasy. Racism has not evaporated. It is still here and we must defeat it. The University of Oklahoma shut down the fraternity chapter as it should. The N word is a word that has been used to degrade our people in a reprehensible fashion. With such actions, there should always be consequences. The battle is not over, but we will continue to seek true freedom amid an imperfection society. We are all we got literally and we must build up our institutions (as black human beings) in a higher level.

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    • Tony

      March 9, 2015 9:50 pm

      I may have misunderstood or heard wrong, but I saw a young lady on CNN say that the curse word didn’t bother her, that it was the hanging from the tree part that got her concerned and riled upped.

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      • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        March 9, 2015 9:57 pm

        Certainly, both the N word and the hanging from the tree lyric of the song are wrong. I haven’t seen the CNN clip where a young lady said that the racial slur didn’t bother her. Also, on numerous CNN segments (in the Internet), I saw many black men and many black women protesting and condemning what has happened as well.

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  3. Brad

    March 9, 2015 6:47 pm

    Maybe bad for me to say because some of those students couldn’t afford to go out of state. They may actually be from Oklahoma.

    That being said it’s not my fight and listening to some of those black students who attend on tv I could care less! They have options it was their wake up call, good f*cking morning!

    I bet more than half of those Afrocentric looking brothers and sisters with natural hair styles talking about how upset they are at what happen on their campus. Talking about how they are not surprised at the attacks and the racist chants, I bet more than half of them have an acceptance letter from Howard University, Spelman, Morehouse or Hampton University sitting in their drawer at home.

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    • anichole

      March 10, 2015 12:21 am

      I went to a PWI and rocked my natural hair style while standing up for injustices on my campus and that doesn’t take anything away from me. We shouldn’t judge those students just because they decided not to go to an HBCU.

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  4. Mary Burrell

    March 9, 2015 6:34 pm

    And black athletes will continue to go there adding more money to the schools coffers while HBU’s go broke

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    • Objection

      March 9, 2015 10:15 pm

      This is not a fair judgment of black athletes. Not every black athlete or black student can pay the high tuition price at HBCUs. I had to transfer to a state funded school because I could not afford the tuition at HBCU. One semester at Morehouse College is $11,000. One semester at the University of Oklahoma is $3,720.75.

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      • Brad

        March 10, 2015 7:29 am

        If you live in the state of Oklahoma it would be that cheap. I live in Florida where tuition at the state HBCU is the same as every PWI state University. In fact they fight to keep the tuition lower because the average family income is significantly lower.

        But, I do see your point if you don’t have the options economically to attend an HBCU then you have to do what you have to do.

        I just see too many times students who decided to attend PWI’s with HBCU’s in the same state spending every waking minute on the nearby HBCU campus. They spend all their time in the Black Cafeteria on their PWI campus and the Black student union and even pledge the frat or sorority on the nearby HBCU.

        Often times end up marrying the girl or guy from the nearby HBCU.

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  5. Anonin

    March 9, 2015 4:17 pm

    At least the chapter was suspended at that school. Doesn’t stop the members to going to other chapters which they are.

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    • Me

      March 9, 2015 6:07 pm

      this site doesn’t post the whole story, but from other sites, the school came down hard on this chapter. kicked them all out of the frat house immediately (police escorted), told them the school will not be helping any of them find student housing, and shut the chapter down permanently so no sae chapter will exist at that school. & the pres demanded that the chpt members come to his office to make an in person apology to the leaders of the black student orgs on that campus face to face. the only thing left would be to expel them & it seemed like that option was not off the table from the pres. i haven’t heard what the national org plans to do (i know they can be banned or removed from membership). that would prevent them from joining another chpt.

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