Univ. Of Oklahoma President Bans Fraternity After Racist Chant Video, Waka Flocka Cancels Concert

March 9, 2015  |  

 

Surely by now you’ve heard of the frat video gone viral. In case you’ve missed it, don’t kill me for being the bearer of disturbing news. On Sunday, a video from the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter surfaced on the internet. In it, members of the largest fraternity in North America, are singing a song called “There Will Never Be A Nigger In SAE” to the tune of “If You’re Happy And You Know It.”

The lyrics go as follows:

“There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.”

Someone posted the video anonymously and, justifiably, all hell broke loose. The national chapter launched an investigation and decided to close the chapter immediately. All the members seen in the video were suspended and may be banned from the organization permanently.

Interestingly enough, rapper Waka Flocka was set to perform at the University of Oklahoma next month. But in light of all of the controversy, he decided against it and issued this statement via Instagram.

Respect to Waka Flocka for standing up for what’s right.

When the video first hit the internet, Oklahoma University President David Boren said that if the school could identify the people in the video as actual students, the organization would be removed from campus. Apparently, they did determine that the people in the video were indeed students. And President Boren issued this stern statement via Facebook.

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Man. This has got to be one, if not the strongest and sternest stance I’ve seen a university take against an incident of racism happening on their campus. And we’re glad about it.

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