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  • Blatant racism is easy to confront; try tackling the subtle systemic kind

    Blatant racism is easy to confront; try tackling the subtle systemic kind
    Last week, James MacArthur, better known as the Baltimore Spectator, chronicled violent and racist comments posted on a Facebook for residents of the Bowleys Quarters community of Baltimore County. The online exchange began when one resident posted that...
  • 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...
  • Millennials are just as prejudiced as their parents

    Millennials are just as prejudiced as their parents
    Frat boys caught on video singing a racist chant are shocking but not as surprising as we might think. New studies show young folks to be no less prejudiced than their elders. They just believe they are. And so do we, their elders. That belief stems...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking

    SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking
    Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is University of Oklahoma frat's racist chant protected by 1st Amendment?

    Is University of Oklahoma frat's racist chant protected by 1st Amendment?
    The lyrics to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chant include the N-word and a reference to lynching black people. Is it racist? Incredibly. Is it protected by the 1st Amendment? Probably, experts say. Attorneys and law professors have watched with interest...