University of Oklahoma Students Mobilize Against Racism as Two Fraternity Members Expelled for Hate Video

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The University of Oklahoma has expelled two student fraternity members it says led a racist song caught on video. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are seen on a bus singing a song that includes a racial slur and a vow that no black people will ever join their group. The school says the two students who allegedly led the song were expelled for creating “a hostile learning environment” and that all those involved “will learn … it is wrong to use words to hurt, threaten, and exclude.” Hundreds of students have marched at the school in a show of protest against racism. We are joined by Rashid Campbell, a senior at the University of Oklahoma who has been participating in the protests against the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity; and Tracie Washington, president andCEO of The Louisiana Justice Institute.

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Rashid Campbell, a senior at University of Oklahoma who is majoring in African and African-American studies. He participated in the protests against the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after a leaked video showed some of its members singing a racist chant.

Tracie Washington, president and CEO of The Louisiana Justice Institute.

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