ATHENS, Ga. (CIRCA) — A chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was suspended at the University of Georgia (UGA) on Friday after a video surfaced that allegedly showed students mocking slavery and using racist slurs, The Hill reported.
UGA's Student Government Association released a statement that said, in part, the members of the fraternity were "using racial language and engaging in behaviors that mock the suffering of enslaved peoples."
It also stated an investigation was underway. Read the SGA's full statement by clicking here.
Furthermore, the university said the incident was referred to its Equal Opportunity Office "in accordance with applicable laws and policies."
The fraternity has been suspended by its national organization. Whenever we receive complaints of racist or discriminatory conduct, we refer such matters to our Equal Opportunity Office in accordance with applicable laws and policies.— UGA (@universityofga) March 23, 2019
The men in the video were unidentified, but can be heard laughing while one of them lightly hits another with a belt on a bed who yells, "I'm not black." Another student replies, “Whoa, you’re not saying the right word."
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