Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video
- Author: Rogelio Becker Apr 24, 2018,
Apr 24, 2018, 3:02
The Department Chief said those 18 students will be removed from classes and alternative study arrangements will be made for them while the judicial process moves forward.
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Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement that this second video goes against all "Syracuse University holds dear about diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities".
Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person.
This included students acting out a racist, anti-Semitic oath. That's why we were able to tell you that (Theta Tau) was expelled.
Now many at the university are outraged over a new video published by The Daily Orange.
University authorities have already interviewed 38 students about the video and more interviews are planned. They also said: "Yankee is totally unaware of this light rape that's occurring".
A week, Syracuse University expelled the technology fraternity fleetingly surfaced.
The chancellor said on Saturday that the investigation of students involved in the video has been pursued with "speed and with vigor".
The chapter said that the first video "was a satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person" and claimed that "the new members seen in the video laughing at the terrible things being said were not laughing in concurrence with these beliefs, but in fact the opposite".
Theta Tau issued a statement on Friday apologizing for the content, and said the video was part of a new member initiation "satirical sketch". "Some people do not want to be known as disabled, or might prefer only to be called Joe, who happens to have a disability, but disability is not the entirety, let alone the center of Joe's life".