Frat shut down after video of racist chant goes viral

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon shuttered its University of Oklahoma chapter after a video that appears to show members chanting racist comments surfaced online.

Unheard, a self-described black student alliance “organized for change within campus administration and atmosphere,” posted the video of young men singing “There will never be a n—-r at SAE” on YouTube Sunday. It quickly went viral.

“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way,” the fraternity’s national headquarters said in a statement announcing the chapter’s closure. “Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.”

Sigma Alpha Epsilon also suspended all of the chapter members and said those responsible may be…

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