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Dallas Jesuit grad pegged as leader of racist OU fraternity chant

Dallas Jesuit grad pegged as leader of racist OU fraternity chant

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Dallas Jesuit president Mike Earsing confirmed in a statement that the leader of the OU SAE racist chant was a recent graduate of the high school.  Jesuit College Prep Dallas/Facebook

The freshman leader of the racist University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity song that got the chapter kicked off campus has been identified as a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, according to a statement from the school’s president.

The Daily Mail reports that Parker Rice, a freshman SAE at OU, is the tuxedoed individual shown leading the racist song in the nine-second video that got posted on TotalFratMove over the weekend under the title, “OU’s SAE is going to wish this very racist video didn’t get leaked.” Rice is a graduate of Jesuit according to a quote from the school’s president, Mike Earsing.

In a statement, Earsing condemned the song and actions of the SAEs on the bus:

In the recent video regarding OU and the SAE fraternity it appears that a graduate from Jesuit Dallas is leading the racist chant.

I am appalled by the actions in the video and extremely hurt by the pain this has caused our community. It is unconscionable and very sad that in 2015 we still live in a society where this type of bigotry and racism takes place. All of us at Jesuit Dallas are deeply committed to create a culture of justice and equality for all. This was certainly true when the School became the first in Dallas to integrate and it is true today.

Unfortunately, isolated incidents throughout our society remind us that there is still much work to be done. Jesuit Dallas calls on all men and women of good will, God’s will, to fight against a culture of racism, bigotry and of death, including that of the unborn.

Sincerely,
Mike Earsing

Earlier today, OU president David Boren said in a statement that he had expelled two students who played leadership roles “in the singing of a racist chant in connection with an SAE fraternity event” but did not release the students’ names.

After the chant came to light, and national furor ensued, the chapter was shut down Monday and told to leave its house.