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2 students expelled following racist chant

NORMAN, Okla._Two OU students have been expelled following a video of a racist chant.

According to a statement from the University of Oklahoma, the two students were identified as playing a leadership role in singing the racist chant. OU President David Boren says the two students created a hostile learning environment for others.

“I have emphasized that there is zero tolerance for this kind of threatening racist behavior at the University of Oklahoma. I hope that the entire nation will join us in having zero tolerance of such racism when it raises its ugly head in other situations across our country. I am extremely proud of the reaction and response expressed by our entire university family – students, faculty, staff and alumni about this incident. They are ‘Real Sooner' who believe in mutual respect for all. I hope that students involved in this incident will learn from this experience and realize that it is wrong to use words to hurt, threaten and exclude other people. We will continue our investigation of all the students engaged in the singing of this chant. Once their identities have been confirmed, they will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action,” said President Boren.

The chant, done by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, was recorded and distributed through social media. The chant references lynching and used a racial slur.

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