Monday, March 9, 2015

Well what do you know, #SAE Fraternity was founded at the University of #Alabama

For those who don't know, let's recap
The national organization of Sigma Alpha Epsilon closed the Oklahoma Kappa chapter at the University of Oklahoma after a video surfaced showing members singing a racist, unsanctioned chant. The video shows a group of young Caucasian American students boisterously singing "There will never be a nigger in SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me. set to the popular children's song, "If You're Happy and You Know It." Sigma Alpha Epsilon quickly suspended the charter of the involved chapter and suspended it's members on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Now let's move on to the history of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity The first national fraternity to be established in the deep south, having been founded at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, on 9 March 1856.  Why am I not surprised Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa?
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest college fraternities in the nation, announced unprecedented moves to eliminate pledgeship and initiation in all of its chapters after at least 10 deaths have been linked to hazing, alcohol and drugs at chapter events, Bloomberg News reports.
Click here for a list of notable members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Note: There are no black or minority members on the list, but here is a sample of who is on the list:
BTW, this isn't the first time  has shown their blatant bigotry.
 According to Washington University's Student Life newspaper, WU suspended all SAE activities following a racially offensive activity involving a number of pledges on Tuesday night. The paper and an account e-mailed to BroBible allege that SAE pledges hurled racial slurs and "inflammatory language" toward a group of African-American students who were eating in a campus dining hall. The incident was allegedly part of an SAE rush event.
After reading the list of proud Alums of #SAE take a stroll down memory lane and read Old South Parade Bites Bullet in Alabama,  be sure and read the comments for laughs and giggles. 
 Just this week, I was asked whether I thought the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report shows that, with respect to race, little has changed in this country. I understand the question, for the report’s narrative was woefully familiar. It evoked the kind of abuse and disregard for citizens that spawned the Civil Rights Movement. But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed. What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom; and before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was. ~President Barack Hussein Obama
Oh, really?


Upset Resident said...

The people in the list are not proven racist! Will you also list the rappers who have racist white lyrics? A few of them actually won awards for the song!Where is/was the outrage? Ice Cube rapped about killing whitey etc! Why is he allowed on tv shows etc? lol RACISM goes both ways but yet it is never mentioned when it is black racism!!!

Redeye said...

I never said the people on the list were racist. I said the people on the list are members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which they are.

The last time I checked there was a difference between being a "rapper" and college/student and a member of a national fraternity.

Ice Cube is an rapper/actor and he is allowed on TV shows because the white male dominated media allows him to be on TV shows.

Upset Resident said...

No the liberal feel guilty people allow him to be when he should not be based on racist rap lyrics. My point being that nothing is said about him or others like him but yet we go crazy over a song sung by frat brothers!! Yes it was bad/wrong but we also need to address the wrongs on BOTH SIDES not just on one!!!

Redeye said...

Apples and Onions.

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