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Students, athletes fire back after video surfaces of fraternity singing racist chant

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-09 17:37:43-04

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NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma is investigating a video that shows several members of a fraternity chanting racial slurs.

The 10-second video filmed on Saturday and released by Unheard, a student organization at OU, appears to show members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting, “there will never be a n***** in SAE.”

The chant continues, “you can hang them from a tree but they’ll never sign with me.”

Now OU athletes are responding to the video.

Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker fired back with the profanity-filled video below.

Striker later apologized for his comments but not his message in the video.

According to the organization, the people shown in the video attend OU.

University officials have not confirmed the people in the video are students at the university.

KFOR is reporting the video was filmed Saturday on the way to a date party for the fraternity’s Founder’s Day.

OU President David Boren released a statement saying in part, “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.”

On Sunday, the national president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity said the OU chapter has been placed on “immediate cease and desist.”

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