The fake news media has said that the above video of a group of fraternity brothers engaging in some politically incorrect male bonding is hard to watch.
Hard to watch?
It’s not the media’s job to tell the audience what is or isn’t hard to watch.
After suspending the fraternity in April, when the video surfaced, Syracuse University has now suspended the college men.
They have lawyers and are fighting back, however.
The university may not like what the lads said, but they would have every right to say it in a free country. Actually, many viewers surely find it refreshing that the young men never bound themselves to politically correct behavior.
Their words, uttered in private, harmed no one, so how can kicking them out of school be justified.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University suspended 15 members of a fraternity following the release of a video showing pledges using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person, lawyers for the students said Friday.
Theta Tau fraternity members were informed by the school Tuesday that they faced indefinite suspensions of one or two years, most of them for harassment, said attorney Karen Felton.
Video posted by a school newspaper in April showed a group of men laughing at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts. The footage sparked protests on campus and made national headlines.
The fraternity apologized for what members said was a “satirical sketch” at a private event depicting an uneducated, intolerant person.
But the university expelled the fraternity and started disciplinary actions against individual students. The school on Friday said it could not comment on the specifics of the sanctions because of federal privacy laws.
Students planned to appeal to the school and were preparing for litigation, Felton said.
“I think all of the students are willing to leave and want to go to another school. I think the question is whether they’re going to be able to get into another school when they have on their transcript the scarlet letter of being suspended for harassment,” said Syracuse University law professor Gregory Germain, an adviser for several students during the disciplinary process.
The university’s dean of students, Robert Hradsky, said in a letter to students and staff said that the matter was conducted fairly and expeditiously.
“It is now time for our community to focus on the important work of advancing a more inclusive campus community,” he said.
CBS News covered the story when it originally broke in April. There are excerpts from the video in that report.
A WaPo video.
Because they are a predominantly white institution, the powers that rule on campus would like all fraternities and sororities gone.