The fallout over a racist fraternity video continues.
Over the weekend, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma were caught on tape singing a racist chant. Members of the predominantly white fraternity were heard saying the n-word and "you can hang 'em from a tree."
The university president and SAE's national headquarters in Illinois both shut down the chapter after the video was released. The university officially severed all ties with the fraternity on Monday.
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On Tuesday, more dramatic actions were taken, with two of the students identified as leading the chants in the video getting expelled. The frat house (pictured above) was also closed.
As disturbing as the incident was, it's apparently not isolated to the Oklahoma chapter.
Former members at other universities have posted on social media that the same chant was used at their colleges.
The fraternity vehemently denies those claims:
"Some reports have alleged that the racist chant in the video is part of a Sigma Alpha Epsilon tradition, which is completely false. The fraternity has a number of songs that have been in existence for more than a century, but the chant is in no way endorsed by the organization nor part of any education whatsoever."
The official statement also read:
"This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity,"
The damage to the fraternity and the university has already been done.
Jean Delance, one of the nation's top prep football players, withdrew his commitment to play for the Sooners.
It's unknown whether or not there will be additional expulsions.
[Image via AP Images.]
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