By Carmen Glover
As soon as a video clip surfaced on social media on Monday, March 9,depicting members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma chanting derogatively that blacks will not allowed in the fraternity, the university’s president, David Boren, issued strong, forceful, condemnation:
“You are disgraceful. Real Sooners are not bigots,” The Oklahoman quoted him saying. Taking quick action, Boren ordered the students to leave the fraternity house by midnight on Tuesday, March 10. Television cameras showed the students packing up their belongings and leaving the fraternity house, which was stripped of its letters.
The national office for the fraternity closed the school’s chapter and suspended all of the house members, as Unheard, a black student organization, rallied on campus and spoke to the media. In the mushrooming scandal, offensive lineman Jean Delance, a highly positioned recruit, rescinded his agreement to commit to play at the school.
The offensive clip showed fraternity members on a bus enthusiastically chanting about denying blacks entry to the fraternity and vowing to lynch them instead.
“There will never be a n—-r SAE. You can hang him from a tree but he will never be a n—-r SAE,” they gleefully chanted, without a shred of humanity, embarrassment or decency.
By Tuesday afternoon, OU President Boren had enough, expelling two of the students who were identified in the clip. His statement appears below:–OnPointPress.net.