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BREAKING: U. of Oklahoma to punish 25 frat members for racist chant

Expulsion without appeal, community service, sensitivity training: These are some of the punishments to be meted out against 25 members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma for their racist chants on a bus.

That’s according to The Oklahoma Daily, reporting on President David Boren’s press conference today following a meeting with frat, athletics and black student leaders.

The school claims it found the root of the chant:

The findings showed the chant originated on an SAE leadership cruise four years ago. The chant was brought to OU’s chapter and taught to members during recruitment.

Boren said he’ll appoint a new vice president of university community next week, which will receive “direct support” from the president’s office and “report directly and only to” Boren. The new office will handle “diversity and sensitivity” among other subjects.

Diversity and sensitivity training will also start this fall for current and incoming students, the Daily said.

Boren said: “From that understanding will come more respect, the kind of respect we need to have and the kind of community we want to develop.”

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