Protesters Want Release Of Frat Video Deemed Racist, Sexist
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Protesters at New York's Syracuse University are demanding that the school release video showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity.
School officials say the videos involved members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity.
The school's chancellor, Ken Syverud, described the behavior as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities. He said the videos were turned over to the school's Department of Public Safety for possible disciplinary or legal action.
The Post-Standard says the university held a gathering Wednesday to promote "community dialogue." Students then held the protest and a lengthy discussion about their frustrations.
Theta Tau said it's investigating. It said the behaviors described were not representative of its "very diverse organization."