Source: Elisha Fieldstadt / theGrio
NBC News – A national fraternity indefinitely suspended its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three members were suspected of hanging a noose around a statue of the school’s first black student.
“It is embarrassing that these men had previously identified with our Fraternity,” Sigma Phi Epsilon CEO Brian C. Warren Jr. said in a statement provided to NBC News on Saturday.
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Alpha Chapter also voted to expel the suspected vandals who are thought to be involved and decided to turn their names over to university and investigative authorities, the statement said.
The James Meredith statue — which commemorates the desegregation of the school in 1962 — was draped with a noose and an old Georgia flag emblazoned with the Confederate emblem, campus police said Monday.
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