Supporters rally around black chef who spent 15 years working at Oklahoma fraternity and is now UNEMPLOYED because racist chant shut it down [Video]

Absolutely despicable behavior… and downright stupid as well. It’s ironic because of an act of racism, Howard, their chef, now finds himself out of work. After the video went public, the university shut down the fraternity and ordered all members to get out. That was the right thing to do. When The Daily Mail article was written, $5,000 had been donated on the one IndieGoGo site page. I just looked – just off of that one site (and there are others), Howard has $51,786 coming to him. That’s awesome! I hope he gets a million, but considering how they speak of Howard, he will go find other work anyway and make people smile. Howard is a good guy, unlike the spoiled, racist brats in the video.

Support: Howard has worked as a chef at Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon
for more than 15 years, but is now unemployed because the house was shut down after members
were filmed singing a racist chant.

From The Daily Mail:

Oklahoma University alumni are rallying around an African American chef who has been forced out of his job at the school’s disgraced fraternity after footage emerged of members performing a racist chant.

Howard has worked at Sigma Alpha Epsilon for more than 15 years, cooking raved-about chili dogs and cheering students with his ‘infectious smile’, former members say.

But on Monday, his role was terminated after the university closed SAE with immediate effect.

It was a reaction to a video of fraternity brothers chanting ‘There will never be a n***** in SAE’ to the tune of If You’re Happy And You Know It.

Calling for support for Howard and his family as he looks for a new job, one former SAE member created an Indiegogo fundraiser page, and wrote: ‘He is going to lose his job because of a bus full of racist kids… Because of these kids’ actions, many will be affected. None more so than Howard.’

Howard, he writes, ‘was always there to chat with you’ but now ‘he is going to learn who has been working for. And through some cruel twist of fate, he has to lose the job that he has held for over a decade.’

Within roughly 12 hours, the fund had amassed $5,000.

And it is not the only one.

Simultaneously another former SAE brother set up a GoFundMe page slamming ‘the disgusting chant’ and lauding Howard as ‘hard-working and loyal’.

That page has at least $3,000.

A Twitter user who shared a link to the fundraising page wrote: ‘I went to an OU SAE tailgate one time, (had a great time) an i met that man howard, he grills a mean burger.’

All members of the fraternity have until midnight on Monday to leave the premises, University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced at a press conference amid a chorus of furious reaction to the footage.

Out of something very wicked, comes some good at any rate. Now the university knows the character of these boys and the blatant racism is out in the open for all to see. The Oklahoma University Alumni are taking care of Howard by raising money and being there for him. They should, he was there for them. Here’s to you Howard! May you find a job you love with lots of wonderful people who are utterly colorblind. As it should be.

Hitting back: The fraternity’s now-defunct building has been spraying with graffiti reading ‘TEAR IT DOWN’.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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