A fraternity of the University of Georgia has been suspended for a viral video that apparently shows one of its members beating another member with a belt while saying "pick my cotton, n *****" while others say it watched and laughed.
In the video shared Twitter, a Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) student member can beat another man under the bed cover with a belt. "I'm not black!" Said the victim during the incident.
"Pick my cotton, take my cotton, b **** h", the connection member answered in front of another person in front of the camera: "Woah, you are not using the right words."
"Take my cotton, n *** *** ", repeated the person holding the belt.
"Student Government Association executives are aware of a video that is distributed on social media and portrays people identified as members of a Greek UGA organization, who use racist language and conduct behaviors Insult the suffering of enslaved peoples. "Statement read.
" We have been informed that the chapter is currently suspended and we can confirm that there is currently an investigation in progress h of the students involved in the video. "
– UGA SGA (@ugasga) March 23, 2019
Four Brotherhood members involved in the video were also expelled, NBC News reported.
In a statement, the National Brotherhood condemned the behavior shown in the video and announced expulsions. "Tau Kappa Epsilon is disgusted, appalled and annoyed at the remarks shown in a video by four displaced members," the Brotherhood said. "TKE will not tolerate such actions as racist, discriminatory and / or offensive."
A spokesperson for Tau Kappa Epsilon told NBC News that they were alerted to the worrying video on Friday. The incident was not filmed at an official fraternity event. "These four people acted outside the expectations of our members and their chapter, and thus was removed by both," the spokesman said.
The spread of racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive videos that have been recorded across America has increased dramatically in recent years. Last April, the Theta Tau Brotherhood was suspended in Syracuse following a clip by its members who engaged in lewd behavior and surfaced online.
In the video, a member of the Brotherhood can be seen reciting "Eide" while kneeling A ritual while a group of onlookers laughed.
"I solemnly swear to always have hate in my heart for nude, spics, and especially for the fuckkiks," the person repeated through another member.