University of Oklahoma Bans Fraternity

By Joseph Endler

CatlinSpeak (Portland, Oregon)

Recently, a YouTube video emerged that showed a University of Oklahoma fraternity chanting racial slurs on a bus, as they were headed to a party off campus. The words that were uttered are too vulgar to repeat but the phrase basically consisted of repeating that black people will never be a part of their fraternity, and mentions lynching them in a tree.

The video gained awareness on the internet and already has almost 400,000 views after only a day. Not surprisingly, the University of Oklahoma administrators were furious and immediately disbanded the fraternity. The students may be facing very serious punishments.

Many fellow students staged protests and stood silently in front of the frat house and the hash-tag #Oklahomastrong began to trend on Twitter.

“If the video is indeed of OU students, this behavior will not be tolerated and is contrary to all of our values. We are investigating,” commented the President of the University of Oklahoma, David Boren.

The University plans to address the situation immediately, and has already taken steps to prevent anything similar from happening again.

About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (www.wantnewsforteens.com).

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