A fraternity has been shut down at the University of Oklahoma after a video surfaced reportedly showing numerous members declaring their prejudice toward blacks.
The nine-second clip is purported to show the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting,
Here's another view:
According to Yahoo! News, the footage was posted to Twitter on Sunday by a campus organization called Unheard.
Chelsea Davis, who is one of Unheard's two directors and a junior at the college, said the group was formed at the start of this past semester to combat racial discrimination.
Unheard's tweet was sent to University of Oklahoma president David Boren with the caption, "Racism is alive at The University of Oklahoma."
Boren issued this response on the social network, tweeting,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national headquarters released a statement shortly after saying its Oklahoma chapter had been closed and all members had been suspended.
The statement reads,
It went on to say that anyone featured in the video could be permanently kicked out of SAE.
A student demonstration against the video took place at 7:30 Monday morning after the fraternity's house was covered in graffiti on Sunday night.
"Tear it down" was written on one of its walls, according to local news outlet KOCO.
Boren said Sunday night that the brothers had until midnight to leave campus.