Warning: extremely offensive content below.
Over the weekend, news broke that members of a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma are under fire after an extremely crude racist chant was caught on film and posted to YouTube.
According to the Huffington Post, the national presidents of the fraternity was quoted as saying:
“If OU students are involved, this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. If the reports are true the chapter will no longer remain on campus. This behavior is reprehensible and contrary to all of our values.”
Racist comments – even those made in jest, are bad form and in bad taste. It appears that the video was shot on a party bus, so one might assume that whoever took the video was a member of the fraternity, or affiliated with them in some way. Whoever thought it was a good idea to post this to YouTube really needs to question what they were thinking.
Most in-jest social media posts go unnoticed, even those in extremely poor taste, but this one had no shot at flying under the radar. These students are sorely in need of some empathy training immediately, and digital citizenship training right after that.
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