It goes without saying that the racial epithets sung by members of the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are disgraceful especially the imagery evoked by "hang 'em from a tree" utterance.
Predictably there are those who want to start yet another national conversation on race. Case in point, Alabama based writer Edward T. Bowser:
Whenever race is mentioned in this space, I'm inevitably met with these three words: "Get over it." It's as if racism totally died out in the 1960s with giant headbands and bell bottoms.
Well, nobody told the frat boys from the University of Oklahoma that racism is out of style.
Not one day removed from thousands of marchers of various races crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge in an act of solidarity, a video clip featuring members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon gleefully singing a racist chant has been making the rounds online.
I refuse to post the video here, but this excerpt speaks volumes: