Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Suspended for Alleged Racist Pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Suspended for Alleged Racist Pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter suspended for alleged racist pledging. A group of white pledges performed a rap song for a group of Black students.

Published February 28, 2013

Washington University in St. Louis' Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has been suspended after a group of pledges allegedly rapped racial slurs to a group of African-American students in the school's cafeteria.

BroBible reports that one pledge began rapping the lyrics to Dr. Dre's "B-----s Ain't S--t" in slam poetry style. When the word "n---a" was recited, a Black student became offended and threw an empty bottle at the pledge. After the fraternity dispersed, the pledge returned to explain that he was being initiated into Sigma Alpha Epsilon and was asked to perform the rap.

SAE president Michael Zissman took to Facebook to publicly apologize for the incident and claims that he had no prior knowledge of his members' actions.

Sharon Stahl, Washington University's Vice Chancellor for Students, emailed the student body about the allegations and said an investigation is taking place. SAE chapter activities have also been suspended until the investigation is complete.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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