The online video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma gleefully chanting a disturbing, racist message brought a very quick and forceful rejection from the university’s president, faculty and student community. The video, coming 50 years after the civil rights movement, showed that racism is tenacious, but the response showed something, too.
Will that response help further the long march against racism? Will it have any broad and lasting impact? Or was it an overreaction to the type of isolated incident that can never be stamped out?
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