A Texas fraternity posted a letter containing some stunning rules of behavior.Â
The nation this week was shocked when video surfaced showing University of Oklahoma students, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, chanting a racist song.Â “There will never be a n****r at SAE,” the members pledged.
Now, the Sun Times reports that racist chant may be linked to another fraternity at the University of Texas, Austin.
One user of the popular social media site Reddit posted a photo of a set of confidential rules for pledges fromÂ Phi Gamma Delta (known as Fiji) at the Univ. of Texas.
Those rules, while they include “no drugs,” and “Respect the Ladies,” also include offensive ones like “No interracial dating,” “no Mexicans,” andÂ â€“ in all capsÂ â€“ “NO FAGETRY.”
That last misspelled rule apparently means no gay people.
The photo was posted to Flickr in 2007, and yesterday, again toÂ Twitter:
â€” John Kilgore (@johnckilgore) March 9, 2015
University of Texas, Austin was home to anti-gay researcher Mark Regnerus.
UT’sÂ Phi Gamma Delta frat, in addition to this latest unsettling display of racism and homophobia, was the scene just a month ago of aÂ racist party, where the theme was reportedly “Border Patrol.” Students called it “Western.”
Unlike Univ. of Oklahoma President David Boren, who immediately closed down SAE and kicked the entire frat membership out of their house, officials at UT have refused to take action for either of these issues, and even said the Border patrol party does not violate its rules.
@imnothoracio While the behavior doesnâ€™t mirror UT core values, itâ€™s within studentsâ€™ right to freedom of speech at private off campus event
â€” UT Austin (@UTAustin) February 27, 2015
One University of Texas student summed it up perfectly:
It really is that simple pic.twitter.com/u0zWCUBOtg
â€” Creamy Peanut Butter (@BootyCry) March 9, 2015
Some more recent tweets about UT’sÂ Phi Gamma Delta frat:
â€” Horacio Zamora (@imnothoracio) March 9, 2015
â€” ernesto âž¶ (@emtz2012) March 9, 2015
â€” mango baby (@neuroluv) March 9, 2015
Young racists turn into older racists who SWEAR there’s no bias in hiring, or school discipline or who gets opportunities or breaks in life
â€” Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) March 9, 2015
â€” jacqui âœ© (@Jakeylime) February 17, 2015
â€” Sandy (@sandy__marin) February 12, 2015
Wow UT frat FiJi racist towards Mexicans And others… And your going to make excuses for this Wow,No backbone @UTAustin
â€” Jacob C. Howell (@hollywoodhowell) March 10, 2015
â€” Underground SketchBK (@UsketchBK) February 27, 2015
UPDATE â€“ 03.10.15:
UT President Bill Powers today released a statement that reads, in part:
“Our dean of students has worked extensively with the [Phi Gamma Delta] group to educate its members on the harm it has caused and to reconcile it to the greater community. The FIJIs have apologized, have been fully engaged with the dean of studentsâ€™ efforts, and have reached out to Latino groups.”
He also states that the Phi Gamma Delta rules photo may be a hoax:
“Additionally, a photo of alleged FIJI pledge rules has surfaced online. This ugly document appeared in 2007 and was largely believed to be a hoax even then.”
As of this writing the Sun Times has not changed its report.
Raw Story added this correction:
NCRM reported in our original version of this story that the photo had been posted first in 2007.
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Less Than 2 in 10 Trump Voters Are Willing to Even Give Biden a Chance – Far Fewer Believe He Won the Election: Report
Very few Republicans who voted to re-elect Donald Trump believe the president lost the election, and few are willing to give the actual winner, Joe Biden, a chance.
A mere 3% of Trump voters believe Joe Biden beat Donald Trump. Joe Biden, in fact, did beat Donald Trump.
Less than two in 10 Trump voters, just 19%, are willing to give Joe Biden a chance to be a good president, CNBC reports from its new CNBC/Change Research poll of1,203 people who voted for Trump in 2020.
Clearly Trump’s plot to steal the election by sowing massive disinformation will not keep him in the White House, but it is damaging American democracy and creating a massive bloc of Americans who already, falsely, beleive everything is “rigged” against them.
No one should expert Trump to concede, ever.
66%, or two-thirds of Trump supporters, think Trump should never concede.
“As Trump repeatedly loses vote challenges in court as his lawyers fail to prove wrongdoing in the election count, two-thirds of his supporters think he should never concede to Biden,” CNBC reports. “The findings underscore the harm Trump’s unsubstantiated claims have done to confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”
“The findings underscore the harm Trump’s unsubstantiated claims have done to confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”
‘Pay-Per-View’: Internet Slams Boston Globe for Saying Americans Don’t Want to See Trump Dragged Out of the White House
“This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation”
The Boston Globe is probably surprised after publishing a piece asking, “What if Trump won’t leave the White House?”
On social media the paywalled newspaper tweeted, “Even a nation hooked on drama does not want to see a US president dragged out the front door of the White House on Jan. 20, so we asked experts in the art of persuasion how they go about dislodging the reluctant.”
The responses were passionately opposed to the Globe’s premise, including some suggesting billing it as a pay-per-view event could reduce the nation’s debt. And the volume of responses caused “Boston Globe” to trend.
Take a look.
You misspelled “WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM DRAGGED OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE” https://t.co/Ons9t0ZN5f
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 24, 2020
Dear Boston Globe,
Not only do I want to see this, we can pay off a decent amount of our national debt by making it an international pay per view event.
We send Gritty in, and he doesn’t emerge until his quarry is secured. https://t.co/0L3N7e6uTz
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) November 24, 2020
SPEAK FO YO DAMN SELF
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 24, 2020
I have gathered a list of volunteers to haul his ass out, so long that if paper were required, a forest of trees would come down. https://t.co/g39H2RBIyS
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 24, 2020
the comments to this are like 90% “Hell yeah we do” https://t.co/XomSzE2jU3
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 24, 2020
Trump terrorized me and my family and much of this country for 4yrs. Don’t dare tell us that we are “hooked on drama” when all the drama came from that White House.
Personally, I’d like to see Trump rolled out Hannibal Lecter style. Safer for all concerned. https://t.co/eDyyL7wvTr
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) November 24, 2020
Y’all sure about that??? https://t.co/pVrX4o3Wr2
— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe is severely mistaken if it genuinely believes no one wants to see Trump dragged out of the White House.
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe does not speak for me or my desires https://t.co/0FUwXCs0AA
— Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty) November 24, 2020
I’d pay good money to watch Trump get Jazzy Jeff’d. The Boston Globe does not speak for me. https://t.co/RDgSVTWEZ1
— Harry Cassidy (@Hlee3D) November 24, 2020
or, hear me out, we could bring back tarring and feathering https://t.co/I5ER2iiukw
— yam corb (@samcorb) November 24, 2020
This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation https://t.co/T3l3FxlqYo
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe not understanding my deep desire to sit on that lawn and watch Trump be dragged out of the WH by his comb over while ICE ships his wife back to wherever the fuck she came from. pic.twitter.com/cagjywwWNf
— Wait_For_it (@BronxBaker82) November 24, 2020
We could pay off the national debt making that pay-per-view. I’d watch it over and over.
— toronodon (@toronodon) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I’d happily pay to watch that mango-faced fuckopotamus get dragged out of the White House.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I absolutely want to see that. I want to see it in person. https://t.co/tvdqxFMdKO
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 24, 2020
You really can’t read the room…
— BGryphon (@bgryphon) November 24, 2020
What the fuck are you talking about? OF COURSE WE DO. https://t.co/hI3bQ2Un6V
— Red (@Redpainter1) November 24, 2020
‘Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’: CNN’s Acosta Slams Trump Appearing Before Reporters to Grab Credit for DOW Hitting 30,000
President Donald Trump made a surprise, unscheduled appearance before reporters Tuesday afternoon to take credit for the DOW breaking the 30,000 mark for the first time – despite him also taking credit for the DOW from the day he was elected in 2016.
Investors were actually responding to Joe Biden being one step closer to being sworn in as President after the General Services Administration administrator ruefully released about $7.3 million in transition funds to the Biden team Monday night.
CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta weighed in on Trump’s surprise appearance and decision to take credit, saying it’s “hard to put the cereal back in the box when you’ve gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
He also called Trump’s remarks “the strangest, weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in the White House briefing room,” and “just the strangest thing – to see the President run, basically, come out into the briefing room, we have White House staffers shouting at us to get in our places because he wanted to walk into the room.”
“It’s hard to put the cereal back in the box after you have gone cuckoo-for-cocoa-pops…” @Acosta @CNN describes President Trump strange visit to the White House briefing to take credit for the stock market doing great today. pic.twitter.com/tbymJTJPQG
— Rebecca Aguilar (@RebeccaAguilar) November 24, 2020
Reporters in the White House press briefing room after Trump exited – without taking questions or conceding the election – could be heard saying, “What the hell was that?” and “Well that was weird as shit.”
After Trump left the room, you can hear a reporter say, “Well that was weird as shit.” pic.twitter.com/lrkjlEHx3h
— The Recount (@therecount) November 24, 2020
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