*Though the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity went kaput following the leak of that racist chant video, the fallout is just being revealed.
As soon as the footage showing a ‘busload’ of white frat brothers chanting the lyrics, ‘you can hang ’em from trees, but they will never sign with me’ which warned (no more blacks) will ever be admitted into SAE (there were 2 over the past two decades), the frat house was shut down and the ‘brotherhood’, well, they’re still sitting on their hands wondering what’s going to happen to them.
More importantly though, a greater casualty has occurred, a longtime employee of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house has lost his job.
A black man who didn’t deserve to pay the price for these pathetic morons.
Talking Points Memo reports that chef Howard Dixon, after witnessing the behavior of the frat members, told CBS that they were his “family.” Not surprisingly, he finds their behavior “stupid.”
“I think that was kind of stupid and selfish for them to do something like that,” Dixon told CBS News. “And knowing this is an organization, and knowing this is an organization that’s supposed to be about brotherhood. That wasn’t no brotherhood.”
But Dixon will not have to face the loss of his job alone. The sad news got the attention of SAE alum Blake Burkhart who has started a fundraising campaign to cushion Dixon’s financial burden as he hunts for a new job.
“Those of you who lived in the house, undoubtedly came to love Howard and his infectious smile (if not his chili dogs). He was always there to chat with you and more importantly, to take care of Mom B,” Burkhart wrote in the Indiegogo description. “Well, that man is going to walk up to the SAE house tomorrow morning and hear that he no longer has a job. He is going to learn who [he] has been working for. And through some cruel twist of fate, he has to lose the job that he has held for over a decade. He is going to lose his job because of a bus full of racist kids.”
As of this writing, $56,880 of the $50,000 goal had been raised, with 29 days left in the campaign.