University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students For Racist Chant
Two members of SAE, the fraternity caught on tape singing a racist chant, have been suspended from Oklahoma University.
The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets, the school’s president said on Tuesday.
The two students were “identified as playing a leadership role in the singing of a racist chant” connected to a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity event, President David Boren said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“There is zero tolerance for this kind of threatening racist behavior at the University of Oklahoma,” he wrote.
The university will continue to investigate all of the students engaged in the singing of the chant, he said. Once their identities are confirmed, they will be subject to disciplinary action as well, he said.
The university on Monday closed the fraternity after a video surfaced showing students singing the song. Members were ordered to move out of the fraternity’s house and the school labeled the actions of those involved “disgraceful.”
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