Members of Oklahoma's athletics teams and football head coach Bob Stoops joined with a large contingent of the university community at a campus rally Monday morning, protesting the behavior in a video that shows racist chants by what's alleged to be members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
The national headquarters of the fraternity has already disbanded the Oklahoma chapter, and OU president David Boren said in a statement later Monday morning that the school is severing ties with the local SAE chapter. Members living there have until Tuesday at midnight to move out of the house.
#Sooners basketball coach Lon Kruger, who attended demonstration: "It’s something that should concern everyone. It’s not about athletics."— Guerin Emig (@GuerinEmig) March 9, 2015
Bob Stoops on reaction to the video: "It’s just... y’know... very little gets me choked up. But that hurt." #Sooners— Guerin Emig (@GuerinEmig) March 9, 2015
Pleased to see @President_Boren take swift action against racism & punishing bigots. I join our campus in fighting racism everywhere.— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) March 9, 2015