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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Chant Video Is Posted Online

From the video.

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The University of Oklahoma chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been closed by the national SAE organization after a video began circulating online that reportedly shows several young OU frat brothers in formalwear chanting, “There will never be a nigger SAE” and referring to lynching.* Here’s a copy of the video posted to YouTube by Unheard, an OU advocacy group which the New York Times says was the first to identify the chanters as potential Oklahoma students:

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CNN is reporting that the men in the video are part of OU’s SAE chapter, and the national fraternity organization’s statement on the matter appears to imply so as well.

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It’s not clear when the video was filmed.

*Correction, Mar. 10, 2015: This post originally misidentified the University of Oklahoma as Oklahoma University.

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