A fraternity on Oklahoma University called the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity sparked outrage worldwide when its members were caught on camera participating in a racist chant that went viral this morning.
The nine-second video, which was uploaded by an anonymous user on YouTube, shows a group of college students in formal attire clapping while they sing racist lyrics to the tune of “If You’re Happy And You Know It” during a date function. The lyrics as heard in the video are:
“There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.
You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me
There will never be a ni**** in SAE.”
Reacting immediately, the national headquarters for Sigma Alpha Epsilon closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma. ”All of the members have been suspended, and those members who are responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently”, the national SAE office said in a statement.