University of Oklahoma closed its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter Sunday night after a video surfaced of fraternity members on a charter bus enthusiastically reciting a chant filled with antiblack slurs and references to lynching. The chant vows that black students will never be allowed to sign with the fraternity.
i love that brenna must have a nervous and/or comfort habit of pulling her leo away by the front around her belly button to readjust. in nearly every meet since the beginning of time, at some point, bren gets a nice white chalk line right where her belly button is. it’s almost always there and it almost never goes away. heh. :’’)
oh brenna. one of the many goofy things i adore about you. :’D
“To those who have misused their free speech in such a reprehensible way, I have a message for you. You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. You should not have the privilege of calling yourselves ‘Sooners.’ Real Sooners believe in equal opportunity. Real Sooners treat all people with respect. Real Sooners love each other and take care of each other like family members.” - Oklahoma University president David Boren
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I’m not a sports guy, but being an Oklahoman, I always watch an Oklahoma University Sooners game. No doubt they were going to kick Florida State’s ass, and they did. OU always scores right off the bat, then it’s a slow and steady burn. That’s why they’re #1, yo!
With an hour and a half to go, we have a new-and-improved just-for-tonight NCAA Super Six BINGO!!! Bring your snacks, hate your life, get drunker than you meant to, and wonder why you ever did this to yourself right before Romania competes. HAPPY BINGO-ING!! #NCAAGym
It may well be that as Parker Rice was merrily chanting his racist slurs, he was in no way thinking of real human beings who endure discrimination and violence every day. And maybe the people threatening his family don’t see them as people either. The concepts are too abstract, while kneejerk ugly talk feels so much more tangible. But when you let yourself forget the hurt and fear that your words can cause, you are a deeply disconnected individual. And the question then isn’t whether you’re betraying your morals. It’s whether you ever had them in the first place.
“I also have to wonder if this is teaching these Neanderthals a harsh enough lesson,” political commentator S.E. Cupp writes in a new column. “Isn’t kicking them out letting them off the hook? Instead of allowing them to crawl off campus into the cold comfort of anonymity, I might rather like to see them have to face their peers everyday, which includes the 1,300-plus black students that attend the university, and confront the shame, ridicule and ostracizing that is sure to await them … [W]hat if the school invited Fortune 500 companies on campus to explain to the fraternity why their bigotry will keep them from getting hired?”
If you were truly sorry, you wouldn’t have bother to learn that racist chant.
If you were truly sorry, you would have stood up and said something.
If you were truly sorry, you would not have joined SAE.
You may have gotten white racist and POC sympathizers, but I will never become one. I will never accept your pathetic attempt of an apology. Alcohol may impair a person’s judgement, but you know that it also makes a person lose their filter. You harbor racist feelings. PERIOD. ALCOHOL DOES NOT MAKE A PERSON A RACIST. DON’T pit the blame on a liquid and other people. You had the power to stand up and say something.
But you didn’t.
The only reason you are “sorry” is because you got caught. You’re just a sad little punk who got caught, otherwise you would have continue to happily sing this chant.