Thursday, March 12, 2015

3.12.15 Bee-otch of the Day: SAE

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Name: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Age: 159
Occupation: fraternity
Last Seen: University of Oklahoma
Bee-otched For: being a bunch of racist assholes
Sometimes, people need to grow up before making stupid decisions.

Case in point: the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma. This week, the school ordered their facility shuttered after video surfaced online of a busload of their residents singing a racist song in the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know it". In the video (which I posted above), students chant "there will never be a n*gger in SAE, there will never be a n*gger in SAE, you can hang him from a tree, but he'll never sign with me, there will never be a n*gger in SAE."

According to some students, they started singing the tune after they were drinking before a bus trip. Two of the students on the bus were expelled from the school and even their cook - an African American - was fired as well.

SAE - a frat founded in 1856 in Alabama - has had a long, sad history of racism. Last year, the chapter at Clemson held a "Cripmas" party poking fun at gangs and some members were suspended for attacking a Jewish fraternity. In 1982, the SAE at University of Cincinnati held a racially insensitive party on Martin Luther King's birthday.

So, why is SAE so racist towards blacks? That's a good question. As a trade school graduate, I can somewhat explain. I had two roommates at two different times, and they were both black. Roommate #1 was from Detroit and was an asshole. One of our requirements was to clean our dorm, and he NEVER cleaned. One time, asshole took a shit ALL over the toilet that I had just cleaned and our hall president screamed at ME, not HIM. It turned into an argument and in the end, after we got the hall president back into our dorm, we made the agreement that we would only clean half the bathroom while the other dorm using it would clean the part with the toilet. Also, I heard rumblings that he himself only liked black people and called another student a "dirty old man" for having a bikini girl poster on his wall (and mind you, asshole was deeply religious).

But guess what? He left after 3/4 of a semester and another roomie came in. He was black too, but guess what? HE ACTUALLY WASN'T THAT MUCH OF AN ASSHOLE! He helped clean the dorm and didn't cry when he saw a chick in a thong.

You see, Depeche Mode is right: People Are People. I've met blacks who are wonderful and some who aren't. Same goes with Asians, Hispanics and even my fellow whites. It's amazing that a frat whose house mother chants the n-word to a rap song won't allow people of the same race who did that tune in their home. Then again, what do you expect from a frat that's based in the deep south?

Just think, if I was in that video and I saw it a decade later, I would be thinking, "what the fuck was I doing?" after I got home from bumming people for money since no real employer would hire me after seeing it themselves. Twentysomethings, if you do shit like this, think first.

Remember, you are the future.


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