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Oklahoma isn’t alone in race-related fraternity incidents

Associated Press - March 15, 2015 10:49 am

Oklahoma isn't alone in race-related fraternity incidents

Many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities after their reputations are sullied by race-tainted incidents.

Even with a school’s sometimes swift and hard action, episodes such as the racist chants by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma still surface.

In recent years, numerous other fraternities have been suspended and students expelled from school for racially tinged parties or behavior. Actions have included hanging nooses and shouting racial profanities.

Many incidents come to light after the students themselves post pictures or videos online, drawing public attention.

Defenders of fraternities point to the system’s charitable works and social and professional benefits for members.

But beyond racism, fraternities in recent years have had to confront issues of sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing among members.

Fred Hanson

March 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm

The problem in our country is not frat’s but the person in the white house. He has set relations back 75 years. Word has it he is thinking of changing the name of the white house because he believes it is racist.

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