Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

New disturbing video of Syracuse frat brothers comes to light

New disturbing video of Syracuse frat brothers comes to light

A dozen and a half Theta Tau frat brothers were pulled from classes following the emergence of a second video, which showed members pretending to sexually assault a disabled person.

The fraternity's expulsion, announced in a video sent in a campus-wide email, came three days after Syverud notified SU of Theta Tau's suspension.

In their own statement, Theta Tau added: "The young man playing the part of this character nor the young man being roasted do not hold any of the awful views espoused" in it.

"I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart", the member repeats, referring to blacks, Hispanics and Jews in derogatory terms. Instead, they were obtained and made public by the Daily Orange, the student newspaper, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.

The Central New York school has condemned the contents of the first video, which Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a separate statement displayed "extreme and egregious racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism and homophobia".

Syverud has described the fraternity video as "extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities".

"The young man playing the part of this character nor the young man being roasted do not hold any of the awful views espoused as a part of that sketch".

"The words and behaviors in the second video are appalling and disgusting on many intersecting grounds".

"We know this issue extends beyond one fraternity and one video", Syverud said, adding that the university has "begun a top-to-bottom review of our entire Greek system".

A week, Syracuse University expelled the technology fraternity fleetingly surfaced.

The expulsion on Saturday comes after the school's administration suspended the fraternity, whose members attend the engineering school, after confirming the video's authenticity on Wednesday. Syverud said the school is still investigating "to identify individuals involved and to take additional legal and disciplinary action".

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