SU students shocked, angered by racist frat video

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University Chancellor Kent Syverud the fraternity has been suspended after the alarming video.

"I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for n*****s, sp*cs and most importantly the f***in' k*kes", a member repeats, phrase by phrase, using slurs for black, Hispanic and Jewish people, respectively.

Each semester our new members are given the opportunity to write and act out a skit, in order to roast the active brothers.

If that's not disgusting enough, another video shows the frat boys mocking the disabled: "He's drooling out of his mouth because he's retarded in a wheelchair!"

Yankowy, an engineering student who uploaded several videos to the secret page before administrators were made aware of the existence of the hateful material, was listed as a member of Syracuse's chapter of Theta Tau before the website went offline Wednesday, the Orange reports. SU's Department of Public Safety is investigating the origin of the videos and people involved to "take additional legal and disciplinary action".

Charity Luster, the vice president of the school's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, told the Daily Orange that the videos should spark a conversation for how people of color and minorities are treated on campus.

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A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over a racist video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person.

Theta Tau said that the "young" men who played the characters "do not hold any of the terrible views espoused as a part of that sketch".

"None of this can possibly excuse the words that came from our fraternity house last month, no matter the context the words were used in", the statement says.

A protest erupted on campus Wednesday night outside of Syverud's home as students pushed for the release of the videos, which the student newspaper later did.

A vile racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic video produced by the Theta Tau fraternity on the campus of Syracuse University has led to an official suspension of the frat. A university police auto was spotted parked outside of the Theta Tau house on Thursday morning, with a few officers standing watch outside. "So at this point in time, we are no longer going to let them utilize our melanin and utilize our ethnicities and backgrounds", Jiggetts said, according to the Daily Orange.

Syracuse's Department of Public Safety on campus are now investigating the footage to identify members involved and are planning to seek additional legal and disciplinary actions against them. In a Facebook post, the Theta Tau national office described the actions as disgraceful, but not as initially reported, a hazing ritual. The university has declined to release the videos.

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