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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

'There will never be a n***** SAE': Perfunctory Apology, Parenting Disclaimer, And No Lessons Learned

'There will never be a n***** SAE' to the tune of If You're Happy And You Know It.

'You can hang him from a tree, but he'll never sign with me, there will never be a n***** SAE'.

Oklahoma University President David Boren has taken decisive action against two members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity for their leadership in one ofthe most racist exhibitions (caught on video tape) in decades. Two students have been expelled from the University and the fraternity ordered off campus. (See Mediaite below)

The exhibition was video taped on a cell phone and was accomplished surreptitiously, but still a blemish on the commonly accepted premise, American is healing its past. These were very young people, and were it not for the video camera their acts would have gone unreported and subject to promulgation. 

As is almost always the case, the unvealed racists are not offering the standard perfunctory apology and excuses for their actions.

 Parker Rice, Dallas Texas.....
'I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless. I made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to do the same.'

'On Monday, I withdrew from the university... I admit it likely was fueled by alcohol consumed at the house before the bus trip, but that’s not an excuse.

'Yes, the song was taught to us, but that too doesn’t work as an explanation... For me, this is a devastating lesson and I am seeking guidance on how I can learn from this and make sure it never happens again.'
The ever-present excuse: "alcohol." Never the confession of "my upbring, and my environment planted a seed that eventually led to my growing to adulthood as a racist."

The Daily Mail UK reports....
It came as a second member of the group, Levi Pettit, was identified by his own family, who branded his role in the chant 'disgusting'.
Scroll down for videos, and both apologies in full (article linked here)
Parker Rice Parker Rice

Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma freshman from Dallas, has been identified as the conductor leading the 'there will never be a n***** SAE' chant on Saturday. He is shown left in the video and right wearing branded SAE clothing 

Cut it off! As one frat brother gleefully sings a racist chant, another steps in and tries to cut off recording of the shameful incident 

Another one: Levi Pettit was also identified by his family today, who apologized for his 'disgusting' behavior. Right, Levi Pettit - a star golfer at Highland Park School - is pictured putting in a 2013 photo 
Rice, who lives in Dallas, was unmasked earlier Tuesday as the tuxedo-clad leader of the song by Daily Mail Online.
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I published a piece yesterday with evidence of other racists acts from members of the fraternity founded in the "great state of" Alabama.

Last night Lawrence O'Donnell, The Last Word, placed icing on this cake like no other. O'Donnell pointed out the perfunctory nature of apologies as that from Parker and he pointed a finger at the altered state in which his parents live. Better yet, O'Donnell pointed a finger at the reality of parents who's son has shown an inner core of showboating with an anchor in racism.

Students expelled; OU SAE Fraternity shutdown

Yet there is more.  The undercurrent of racism in the fratenity also manifest in the fun-loving "House Mom."

And, post-racial America moves forward.

An update peep at "white privilege"...

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