A former member of a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is finally speaking out, and issuing an apology, after he was caught leading the racist chant that led to the closing of the SAE chapter.
Levi Pettit gave a public apology at a press conference, where he stood before several black Oklahoma City community leaders, which included pastors and civil rights activists.
He said in his statement:
“Some have wondered why I hadn’t spoken out publicly. The truth is I have had a mix of pain, shame, sorrow and fear over the consequences of my actions,” said Pettit, whose voice quivered slightly as he spoke. “I did not want to apologize to the press or to the whole country until I first came to apologize to those most directly impacted.”
Pettit did not state where he learned the chant, but did explain further in his statement:
“The truth is…
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