SAE Fratboys Learned Racist Chant from National Leadership Cruise

The University of Oklahoma made public the result of their investigation into a racist chant sung by the members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, specifically answering the question: Where on earth did they learn a chant that referenced lynching in 2015?

Turns out, members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon learned their headline-making chant while on a national leadership cruise retreat, then brought it back to OU and taught to pledges, where it ended up on that bus and on the infamous video.

According to KOCO, OU President David Boren said that while the chant was “widely known” among the members of the fraternity, there was no evidence that the chant was formally taught by the frat.

The chant’s lyrics, which contain the n-word and referred lynching, went viral after someone secretly filmed members singing it on a bus. SAE was banned from campus and two of the men on the bus were subsequently expelled from campus.

Notably, the SAE national headquarters shut down the OU chapter after the video went viral, saying that they were “not only shocked and disappointed but disgusted by the outright display of racism displayed in the video,”

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