In case you missed it last night, SAE at OU is fucked. The boys were caught on film chanting racial slurs, specific to their fraternity “There will never be a n***er SAE,” repeatedly. The horrifying video is here.
We reported on this early last night, and at the time, neither the school, nor the fraternity’s national board had responded. This morning, SAE Nationals expresses its disgust national website, taking action against the fraternity and the brothers in the video.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters has closed its Oklahoma Kappa chapter at the University of Oklahoma following the discovery of an inappropriate video. In addition, all of the members have been suspended, and those members who are responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently.
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.
This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.
The university and its students have also responded. The school administration is conducting an investigation, and the student body has taken matters into their own hands. The side of the fraternity house has been vandalized with black spray paint and the words “TEAR IT DOWN.”
— Dana Branham (@danabranham) March 9, 2015
Vandalism, of course, is not the answer, but the outrage is appropriate. I have never seen such a disgusting display in a group dynamic. The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at OU, victimized a group of people, embarrassed their classmates and tarnished the reputations of their brothers..