Monday, March 9, 2015

Break Um Down University of Oklahoma

The speech today by University of Oklahoma president David Boren blasting the SAE fraternity for an obviously well-practiced chant about lynching and exclusion of African-Americans in their fraternity brought these words:

 “You have violated all we stand for. You should not have the privilege of calling yourselves ‘Sooners. We vow that we will be an example to the entire country of how to deal with his issue. There must be zero tolerance for racism everywhere in our nation.”

“Effective immediately, all ties and affiliations between this University and the local SAE chapter are hereby severed.” The students involved will have to make their own housing arrangements after that, Boren said at a Monday news conference, during which he declared: “We don’t provide student services for bigots.”

Those hierarchies - weakening as we watch, every day. We are at a critical mass to come together to bring Hierarchies a capital H down in the United States and in the world.