A fraternity at the College of Georgia has been suspended after video allegedly exhibiting participants whipping any individual and referring to them selecting cotton surfaced on social media.
Georgia’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended by the nationwide chapter and the video was condemned by the college. The frat also announced it had expelled four participants who had been concerned on the video on Saturday.
“Tau Kappa Epsilon is disgusted, appalled and angered by the remarks confirmed in the video,” the nationwide chapter acknowledged in a statement. “TKE does no longer condone or strengthen any actions by its participants that is at possibility of be outlined as racist, discriminatory, and/or offensive.
“Since 1899, our fraternity has taken grand satisfaction in the diversity and strong level of our membership,” the statement persisted. “Tau Kappa Epsilon has by no methodology had an exclusionary clause in our membership. Our founders believed, as we attain right this moment, in the non-public value and persona of the person, no longer his wealth, tainted, or honor.”
The video, which has circulated on social media at the college, reveals a member of the fraternity calmly hitting one more with a belt and asserting, “Take my cotton, b—-.” The person being hit responds, “I’m no longer dusky.”
One other person in the room says, “You’re no longer the use of the glorious phrases,” to which the member with the belt says, “Take my cotton, n—–.”
All four participants in the video had been kicked out of the fraternity.
The college chapter acknowledged the video was no longer filmed for the duration of an decent fraternity characteristic and did no longer remove space on the chapter’s premises. It referred to the video as “racist,” “discriminatory” and “offensive.”
The college also released a statement condemning these eager and acknowledged an investigation was being performed. For now, the participants remain enrolled at the college.
“The College of Georgia condemns racism in the strongest phrases,” the college acknowledged in a statement. “Racism has no space on our campus. We are going to have the option to continue our efforts to advertise a welcoming and supportive finding out ambiance for our faculty students, faculty and personnel.
“The fraternity has been suspended by its nationwide group,” it persisted. “Each time we gain complaints of racist or discriminatory behavior, we refer such matters to our Equal Opportunity Place of job based entirely mostly on acceptable regulations and insurance policies.”