Video shows Fraternity Members singing a Racist Chant
A video has been circulating on social media, where members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which is one of America's largest college fraternities, could be seen singing racist language. According to a statement given by the president of the school on Sunday, the University of Oklahoma has been investigating the video and it will be very early to comment anything on it.
In the tweeted statement, the University of Oklahoma President David Boren said, "If OU students are involved, this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. This behavior is reprehensible and contrary to all of our values". The president added that confirmation would cause him to ban the fraternity chapter from campus.
On Sunday, Brad Cohen, national president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, stated that the chapter has been closed and people who were involved will expelled. National headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said in a statement that it was shocking to see racist behavior of the individuals in the video. The national headquarters are embarrassed by the video and offer empathy to people who came from different backgrounds and culture.
On Sunday, police were sent to the fraternity as a precaution. Earlier, a police officer had left the building to handle another call, and after a few time, there was a message pained on the building. A group of black students on Oklahoma's campus said in a statement that the video was surprising as it contained language that is offensive and unacceptable.
According to them, they still have the reason to march even after five decades after the events that occurred in Selma. The group also said that it would hold a demonstration on campus to encourage students to attend the march.