The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was shut down at the University of Oklahoma said Sunday night after a video went viral showing multiple frat members chanting a racial slur.
By Staff, Associated Press MARCH 9, 2015
Oklahoma fraternity shut down for "racist" video
KAKE - Wichita, KS
NORMAN, OKLA. — A University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group's national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon said Sunday night that an investigation had confirmed the contents of a video showing multiple people chanting a racial slur against blacks and indicating that blacks would never be admitted to the fraternity. The chant also references lynching.
Oklahoma News9.com reports:
The 10-second video clip first surfaced sometime early Sunday afternoon and immediately went viral. The footage appears to be shot by a passenger on a bus with several members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
In the brief video, you can hear and see the members loudly chanting together, "There will never be a n***** SAE." SAE is a reference to the fraternity's Greek letters.
The chant repeats the first verse, then goes on to say, "You can hang them from a tree, but they'll never sign with me."
The video is believed to have been shot on Saturday while the fraternity was on a chartered bus for a date night.