Two Oklahoma Students Expelled For Leading The Racist SAE Chant
Two of the University of Oklahoma students who participated in the racist chant seen on video have been expelled.
According to KOCO, University President David Boren said these students led the group on a party bus in reciting: "There will never be a n*gger SAE."
Boren said in a statement,
I have emphasized that there is zero tolerance for this kind of threatening racist behavior at the University of Oklahoma. I hope that the entire nation will join us in having zero tolerance of such racism when it raises its ugly head in other situations across our country. I am extremely proud of the reaction and response expressed by our entire university family - students,faculty, staff, and alumni about this incident. They are “Real Sooners” who believe in mutual respect for all. I hope that students involved in this incident will learn from this experience and realize that it is wrong to use words to hurt, threaten, and exclude other people. We will continue our investigation of all the students engaged in the singing of this chant. Once their identities have been confirmed, they will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
The two students have received a letter informing them that they have until Friday to challenge their expulsion through the college's Equal Opportunity Officer.
Boren permanently cut OU's ties to the fraternity yesterday, just one day after the video was posted to Twitter by a campus organization that tackles diversity issues.
The fraternity's house has since been closed and its members have been forced to find new housing.
Boren's statement comes the same day as another video surfaced showing the fraternity's house mother drunkenly repeating the N-word while rap music plays in the background.
She had previously expressed disgust at the video of the students.