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Animal House Gone Bad
Animal House Gone Bad
Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
(OAKLAND,CA)-BASN Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ, also SAE) is one of the largest North American Greek-letter social college fraternities. It was founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856.
Imitation has taken a seismic look at reality in this country with fraternities not respecting property, humanity, or other cultures. The recent events in Oklahoma are revolting.
These young men and women decided to sing a racist song over and over again on a bus ride to founder’s day, to FOUNDERS DAY.
They sang it as if nobody would notice or cared. They sang it like it had been sung before.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s traditional credo is “We Welcome True Gentleman”. This was not gentlemen-like and they used the N-Word repeatedly with the image of Black person hanging from a tree.
These are the words
“There will never be a N***** at SAE
You can hang them from a tree, but they’ll never sign with me”
This is a classic example of white male privilege running amuck and being tolerated. If these young (gentlemen as they want to call themselves) men were Black with the number of infractions (12) stated below this FRATERNITY would not exist.
AND YOU SAY YOU’RE SURPRISED??
Just boys being boys, RIGHT?
NO, it is time to stop this nonsense
Harlen Mckosato a Native American journalist writes:-
What’s especially concerning is that, in my opinion, these boys (and the other students) did not think that what they were chanting was racist – or that it would be exposed. They didn’t think that it was hurtful. That’s the part of white privilege that I’m not jealous of, but instead, what I’ve tried to make more people conscious of and sensitive to as a journalist in my professional career. Where does juvenile play end; and when do real mean actions and words begin?
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/14/never-back-down-racism
The National Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ, also SAE) might think of disbanding the Kappa chapter because of their member’s insensitive activities on THAT bus THAT night. This is not the first incidence nor will it be the last.
THESE MEN DO NOT RESPECT PEOPLE OF COLOR
THESE MEN DO NOT RESPECT WOMEN
THESE MEN DO NOT RESPECT MEN YOUNGER THAN THEMSELVES
THESE MEN DO NOT RESPECT THE LAW
THESE MALES DO NOT RESPECT the health OR well being of THEIR future members.
The question we all should be asking is where did these young men get this song? We all know that answer.
Remember these young men will be our future CEO’S, bank officers, corporate presidents, police officers, lawyers, mayors, governors, and yes even President of the United States.
It is time for a change; the following twelve incidents happened over the last twenty five years and that is from only one FRATERNITY in the United States.
This was the response by the Officials of SAE
Fraternity Headquarters Prepares for Hearing Process
March 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm CT
EVANSTON, IL – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters is preparing for the judicial process that will hear the case for suspended University of Oklahoma members. Our national governing laws dictate the procedures in all trial proceedings that determine membership sanctions, and our brothers have an opportunity to have their cases heard fairly and justly.
In the case of the University of Oklahoma chapter, our leadership has identified a special trial commission composed of impartial alumni who will hear each brother’s case. Those suspended members are given advanced notice of the date of proceedings and, during the trial, the men will have an opportunity to defend themselves and present information or facts for review. Members have a right for someone to represent them in their absence. As part of the proceedings, the commissioners will recommend to the board of directors one of several penalties, which include retaining the current suspension until their graduation or expulsion from the fraternity. The board will then vote on the commission’s recommendations.
Members also have the right to appeal the board’s sanctions, and appeals are heard by a separate, higher governing body. Sigma Alpha Epsilon remains committed to providing a positive membership experience and to addressing any behaviors that deviate from our morals, creed and values.
Individual members of SAE have already hired lawyers to adjudicate their cases.
HISTORY OF MISCONDUCT AT SAE
In 1982 SAE members at the University of Cincinnati were suspended for a racially insensitive party corresponding with The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
The founding chapter at the University of Alabama was suspended in 1988 on cocaine-trafficking charges and for violating the university’s code against drug use and trafficking.
The suspension was lifted in 1990, but with a checklist of improvement goals that the chapter was required to fulfill; in 1992, the chapter was suspended again for failing to meet the outlined goals.
In 1997, the Louisiana State University chapter was suspended after one member died from alcohol poisoning. One member was praised for rescuing more than a dozen of his passed out brothers from death by ferrying them to the nearest hospital single handedly.
In 2002, Syracuse University officials suspended the SAE chapter after a member appeared in blackface. The member was expelled from the university.
The chapter returned after the suspension and in 2006 was found guilty of hazing a new member by the university’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
In 2013, SAE members at Washington University in St. Louis were suspended for singing racial slurs to African-American Students.
In 2014, a rape allegedly took place at an SAE party at Loyola Marymount University. The national organization reacted by closing the chapter.
In 2014, the chapter at Clemson University hosted a “Cripmas” party in reference to Southern California based African-American crips gang. The chapter “suspended all activity indefinitely”, according to the SAE national office.
Also, in 2014, SAE members at the University of Arizona were suspended for attacking Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity.
In October 2014, the University of Southern California chapter was closed for reportedly “violating members’ health and safety”.
In December 2014, Stanford University announced a two-year suspension of SAE housing due to reports of sexual harassment.
In January 2015, a victim was hospitalized following allegations of sexual assault at a party at a SAE Iowa State University party. The incident is under investigation by police and the chapter suspended the member suspected of the assault.
The Yale University chapter faces a ban against use of the university email and bulletin board system as well as association of the fraternity name and the university following “inappropriate comments” made by SAE members.
This is Animal House running amuck and they received messages from the classic movie that its o.k. to act this way.
Animal House was a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the dean of Faber College.
John Belushi, the main character and his classmates, tore down house doors, broke windows, and threw food, clothes, and each other.
This was the early blueprint of what is going on campuses throughout the country today.
IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE
Fraternities go to hotels and motels and trash them; they still drink until they pass out and they still disrespect young women by have un-consensual sex on fraternity or campus grounds.
IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!!!
Special thanks to Wikipedia, SAE web page, Yahoo, Facebook, The Huffington Post, IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com
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