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Prominent UVA news source, @cavalierdaily , publishes racist stories as April Fools jokes? #FailingToSeeTheComedy pic.twitter.com/pifzI1fXvN — UVA Nupes (@EtaSigmaNUPES) April 1, 2015 Jokes and pranks are common on April Fools’ Day, but when they’re tied to race, that’s crossing the line. The Cavalier Daily, an independent student newspaper at the University of Virginia, came under […]

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When Sigma Alpha Epsilon came under fire after a video leaked featuring some of its University of Oklahoma members singing a racist chant, it was not the fraternity’s first brush with controversy. Last year, Bloomberg News reported that 15 chapters had been closed or suspended in recent years as a result of hazing. The fraternity […]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon got caught singing its racist chant recently, and now the fraternity seems to be on a mission to erase all of its historical racism. A few members have taken it upon themselves to adjust the fraternity’s history page. According to Gawker: Prior to this week, SAE’s official website was open and proud about its […]

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It appears the racist chant at the University of Oklahoma SAE chapter has inspired students on other campuses to come forward with their own tales involving the embattled fraternity. University of Washington students accused fraternity members of hurling slurs last month during a protest to raise awareness about racism, according to CNN. SAE, however, denies the charges, saying […]

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who made a Columbia Journalism Review list of “worst journalism of 2014,” has done it again. Saying she was just singing a song, Lemon on Tuesday defended the house mom for the University of Oklahoma’s now-closed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Mediaite reports. The woman, Beauton Gilbow, can be heard in a […]

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UPDATED, 3:49 p.m. EST, 3-11-15 While discussing the fallout over an Oklahoma fraternity’s racist chant video on Wednesday, MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said the students may have learned the song from rap music, the New York Daily News reports. Reports the New York Daily News: The conversation started when co-host […]

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UPDATED, 2:20 p.m. EST, 3-10-15: Howard Dixon, who worked for 15 years as a chef at the now-defunct Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, says that while he considers the former chapter members to be family, he does not blame officials for taking action against them, Yahoo News reports. According to the news site: “I think […]