Syracuse fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic' video
A Syracuse University fraternity was suspended after multiple racist and anti-Semitic videos of the frat members surfaced on the website of the college's student newspaper, the Daily Orange.
One of the Theta Tau fraternity's members, during a sketch published by the student newspaper, says: "I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for n-----rs, sp*cs and most importantly the f--kin’ k-kes."
The videos, according to the newspaper, were not initially released to the public. Reports state that they were posted on a secret Facebook group for the fraternity. The group reportedly caters to the engineering students at the university.
The university chancellor, Ken Syverud, said that the Theta Tau chapter has been suspended and that he was shocked by the videos that "include words and behaviors that are extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities," according to NY Daily News.
The Daily Orange also mentioned one of the fraternity members, saying: "You f--kin’ k-kes, get in the f--kin’ showers” and another telling someone “he’s drooling out of his mouth because he’s retarded in a wheelchair."
The chancellor added that the school's Department of Public Safety was probing the incident and a public forum was organized on Wednesday night where students said that they were outraged by the videos.
Three other fraternities have already been suspended over issues including racist incidents and hazing. According to the Daily Orange, Sigma Alpha Mu, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Delta Tau Delta were all suspended this school year.