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Oklahoma frat boys sing disgusting racist chant in leaked video

The university closed the fraternity chapter and suspended members Sunday night after the video surfaced


Colin Gorenstein
March 9, 2015 4:59PM (UTC)
This story has been corrected since it first published.

University of Oklahoma closed its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter Sunday night after a video surfaced of fraternity members on a charter bus enthusiastically reciting a chant filled with antiblack slurs and references to lynching.

The chant vows that black students will never be allowed to sign with the fraternity.

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Sunday night, UO President David Boren made a statement through Twitter after reviewing the video:

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The fraternity's national president, Brad Cohen, said in a statement that the board had decided "with no mental reservation whatsoever that this chapter needed to be closed immediately."

All members involved in the video have since been suspended. K-FOR TV reports that several students will be holding a protest by the university's North Oval Monday morning.


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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