CNN- A Saturday video showing party-bound fraternity members on a bus chanting a racial epithet found its way anonymously to the school newspaper and a campus organization, which both promptly publicized the nine-second clip.
The students on the bus clap and pump their fists as they boisterously chant, "There will never be a ni**** SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me."
By Sunday night, SAE's national chapter had suspended the University of Oklahoma members and threatened lifelong suspensions for anyone responsible for the chant, but Boren took it a step further.
You know what the fucked up thing is about this video? I am not all that surprised that there are still people out there that think this way. With that said, to see this thought process as institutionalized as it is in this video is unbelievable. I don't even understand how in this day in age you can find that many people that would agree to chant this 'song' and have them in one place at one time. I'm sure pledges and fraternity hopefuls are encouraged to partake in this, but is having friends and making connections really as important as not being a self righteous bigot?
I never understood the allure of greek life. Mostly because I refuse to be anyone's bitch under any circumstances. However, If I were a submissive college freshman I would like to think I would be a little bit better about standing up for myself and basic human rights. Get paddled on the ass, go stand outside naked in the snow, wakeup at 3AM and recite the fraternities bylaws, but maybe stop short of endorsing one of the most barbaric forms of execution in human history. Are you guys learning anything over there in Oklahoma? I'm not saying anyone should be chanting blatantly racist things, but if you so choose, maybe do so in private. I know the sky, as well as pretty much everything else in your world, is white, but a vast majority of society is pretty open to the fact that people of a different skin color are still people too. Statistics show that if you go all 'KKK' in front of an entire bus load of people someone is going to out you as the prejudice piece of shit that you are.
If I am a male member of greek life at the University of Oklahoma I am fresh out. I am not talking about this specific frat. I am talking any frat. Loyalty to the letters my ass. I would rather have a heartbeat than a place to party on weekdays. You think the people that your neighbors just insinuated would be better off hanging from trees are paying attention to which symbol is embroidered across your chest? Sigma, Zeta, Beta, Delta, it doesn't fucking matter. All are now 1,000x more likely to end up with a Kappa in their ass. Want to take the chance that this guy simply mistakes you for a member of SAE? What good is brotherhood if I potentially have to see the hood in that brother? A "sorry, I thought you were from the racist frat" doesn't fix facial disfigurement.
What are two groups of people that you don't want to piss off at a prestigious college football school? That's right. The players, and the rabid fan base. Can't say the boys of SAE are going to be too popular around campus when this gets out....