Opinion & Review

SAE Members Expelled After Racist Remarks

After the video film of the Oklahoma students singing a racist song was released on March 8th, the members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were expelled. They were singing a song on the bus and one of the other members got it on video. The student sent the video to the school, and it was first released by an alliance of black students at the University of Oklahoma.

The remarks that were made were racist and this is something that cannot happen in this world. It is uncalled for, and there is no place for people to do this.

“Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters has closed its Oklahoma Kappa chapter at the University of Oklahoma following the discovery of an inappropriate video,” according to an article on The Huffington Post. The Oklahoma students in the video were caught and were expelled.

“In addition, all of the members have been suspended, and those members who are responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently” is posted on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity website as they apologize for the acts that were made by their fraternity.

“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way.”

Not only do the Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s headquarters feel that this incident should not have happened, but the public also feel as though the incident was unnecessary and wrong. “Tear it down” was posted on the side of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s house as shown in a picture, and the members of the fraternity have been protected due to how many people are angry about the case.

There is no reason for the people in the fraternity or in the world to do this. The remarks that were made were unnecessary remarks. The members were expelled due to this. It has brought attention to the United States on how racism still very much exists and the fact that there is no need for it.

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