Syracuse University

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, and a fraternity there has been suspended.

Chancellor Ken Syverud said Wednesday that the school suspended Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, for videos he described as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities.

Theta Tau's national organization said that it is investigating and that the behaviors described were not representative of its "very diverse organization."

Some students claim the videos illustrate...

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