'Fight Hate With Love': Black Student Association Pres. Forgives Racist Frat Video
The president of University of Oklahoma’s Black Student Association is calling for forgiveness for the fraternity members involved in a racist sing-along.
Video shows members of University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter chanting a racist song. They can be heard using the ‘n’ word and singing, ‘You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me.”
The university has shuttered the fraternity house, and the national chapter of SAE has severed ties with the Oklahoma group.
Black Student Association President Isaac Hill had a powerful message tonight on “The Kelly File,” urging forgiveness for the students in the video. He said that he hopes this experience can be used as a chance to learn and grow.
“It is not smart to fight hate with hate,” Hill said. “It is only logical to fight hate with love.”
Hill said he invites the sing-along participants to meet with the Black Student Association so that they can learn why the song is offensive.
“These behaviors are taught," he said. "We are all born innocent people."
Megyn Kelly asked Hill if he has a message for people who are responding to the video by painting graffiti on the fraternity house and threatening the members involved.
“Let’s not let their hate spark hate with us. Let’s just let their hate spark love with us, and let them learn, and let’s teach them how to be good American citizens,” Hill said.
Watch the interview above.
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