HOT MESS OF THE WEEK: SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON!

admin March 16, 2015 0
HOT MESS OF THE WEEK: SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON!

What can the HotMessFolder say about the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon scandal that hasn’t been said? NOT MUCH!! The OU fraternity was brought down last week following the leak of a racist chant video, which went viral. OU’s SAE is HotMessFolder‘s HOT MESS OF THE WEEK for the week that was…for obvious reasons. The school reacted swiftly & rightly with suspensions and some expulsions. All we can say, though, is the real hot mess lays in the fact that this ish has been happening for a loooooong time. And as much as administrators would like folks to believe it’s not, it’s been happening in plain sight, especially in the South where racist dogma runs deep. It’s not something most students on campuses don’t know about. It’s part of a culture for many fraternities. Reports from around the country, have pointed to problems SAE has had on various campuses. This is nothing new. The only difference with the OU case is the story became bigger than the campus. The racism was caught on video. There was solid, indisputable proof. The students in the video could be easily tracked down. HMF hopes this makes colleges open their eyes and refrain from continuing to turn a blind eye to crap like this everyone knows is happening. Don’t wait for a viral video to create a PR crisis for your campus before you get tough on racism. Colleges should get tough on racism before something like this surfaces. True leadership on race relations, to us, shouldn’t be reactionary. Let’s hope this is a learning lesson for other campuses. We’re pretty sure this hot mess gonna end up in an episode of Scandal!

LINK: http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-fraternity-20150315-story.html

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