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  • Oklahoma fraternity racism investigation expands to other colleges

    Oklahoma fraternity racism investigation expands to other colleges
    Investigations into racism at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapters have extended to college campuses in Louisiana and Texas, the organization said Thursday, after its national office received word that members in those places had direct knowledge of...
  • Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness

    Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness
    Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last week on “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly's Fox News program, was so remarkable. Following the expulsion of Parker...
  • Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance

     Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance
    More than a week after a video surfaced of an Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist song, the national fraternity announced a four part diversity initiative and said it is starting a review of its 237 chapters, including the 10 in...
  • UM College Park investigating email containing racial, ethnic slurs

    UM College Park investigating email containing racial, ethnic slurs
    The University of Maryland, College Park found itself thrust into the spotlight Friday after a racist and sexist email allegedly sent by a student fraternity member surfaced, sparking outrage and fierce debates about free speech. The email, purportedly...
  • UMBC chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon apologizes for actions of defunct U. of Okla. chapter

    UMBC chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon apologizes for actions of defunct U. of Okla. chapter
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has issued an apology on behalf of the fraternity, whose University of Oklahoma chapter was closed after a video surfaced showing members uttering a racial epithet while singing a...
  • Penn State fraternity suspended over Facebook page with nude photos

    Penn State fraternity suspended over Facebook page with nude photos
    A Penn State University fraternity has been suspended for a year after a police investigation of allegations that some members posted nude photos of women on an invite-only Facebook page, the university said Tuesday. A former member of Kappa Delta Rho...
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat had numerous issues in California — before Oklahoma

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat had numerous issues in California — before Oklahoma
     Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videos of racist chants, SAE chapters in California faced numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions for...
  • Oklahoma's teachable moment

     Oklahoma's teachable moment
    A nine-second video of a singsong call to arms by drunken white fraternity brothers has become national news and put at risk the reputation of the 30,000-student University of Oklahoma. And the contagion may spread. On Thursday, national Sigma Alpha...
  • University of Oklahoma incident should serve as a teaching moment

    As a lifelong advocate for civil rights and free speech for all, I see the immediate expulsion of two University of Oklahoma students as a dilemma. Their racially offensive song was sung in private, and it neither involved violence nor advocated it....
  • University of Oklahoma fraternity members got death threats, attorney says

    University of Oklahoma fraternity members got death threats, attorney says
    The attorney hired by the University of Oklahoma fraternity at the center of a national firestorm over a racially charged video clip said members had received death threats in recent days, and he questioned whether the organization's free-speech rights...
  • Sooner or later, can we escape the long shadow of racism?

    See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and well in this country. After the fraternity bus sing-along at the University of Oklahoma, do you hear me now? Frankly, the happy-go-lucky bigotry of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity...