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Wisconsin fraternity suspended over racist, bigoted slurs

Wisconsin fraternity suspended over racist, bigoted slurs

The University of Wisconsin has suspended the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at its flagship campus after finding that members of the fraternity repeatedly used racist and bigoted slurs and ostracized a black member who tried to stop it.

The suspension handed down Tuesday by the school's Committee on Student Organizations comes a year after the fraternity's University of Oklahoma chapter was disbanded after video emerged showing members engaging in a racist chant.

Under the Wisconsin suspension, the chapter cannot participate in any Greek activities until Nov. 1 and can't recruit new members this fall. Members also have to undergo diversity and mental health training before the...

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