The University of Georgia has temporarily suspended one of its fraternities after a racially charged video has hit social media, showing four members of the Xi-Lambda chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity mocking slavery and using the n-word.
The video clocked in at about 30 seconds long, and shows one member hitting the other with a belt and repeating the phrase, “Pick my cotton b****.” Another member can be heard off camera saying, “You’re not using the right words,” to which the member on camera replies, “Pick my cotton n*****.”
The national Tau Kappa Epsilon organization stated, “[We are] disgusted, appalled and angered by the remarks shown in the video. TKE will not tolerate any actions such as these that would be defined as racist, discriminatory and/or offensive.”
The four students involved in the video were expelled from the fraternity chapter.
The UGA Student Association released a statements saying, “There is an investigation underway regarding the students involved in the video. Racism has no place on our campus. We will continue our efforts to promote a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our students, faculty and staff.”
See a clip of the video here: