Crowdfunding Effort Raises $34K for Now-Unemployed Chef of Racist Frat

We apparently have found the “silver lining” in the story of a fraternity kicked off the University of Oklahoma campus yesterday after a video emerged of members engaged in a racist chant.

Alumni presumably associated with the fraternity set up a crowdfunding website for the house’s chef Howard Dixon, who lost his job yesterday when the fraternity shuttered the chapter and the university gave the boys twenty-four hours to vacate the house.

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“Those of you who lived in the house, undoubtedly came to love Howard and his infectious smile (if not his chili dogs),” the site said. “Well, that man is going to walk up to the SAE house tomorrow morning and hear that he no longer has a job. He is going to learn who has been working for. And through some cruel twist of fate, he has to lose the job that he has held for over a decade. He is going to lose his job because of a bus full of racist kids.”

The site hoped to raise $50,000 for Howard by the end of the month. In 24 hours it’s already up to $34,000; it was unclear at press time how much money it takes to eradicate systemic racism.

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