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    4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    The junior OT decommitted from Oklahoma based on a racist fraternity video. He was reportedly offered a scholarship by Alabama and posted a picture of B-D.

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/03/09/m...-racist-video/
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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Nice! Man, we certainly need stud OTs. Here is to hoping he sticks with us.

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBreeze View Post
    Nice! Man, we certainly need stud OTs. Here is to hoping he sticks with us.
    I didn`t get the impression that he committed to us, just that he`s interested. It is somewhat ironic that the mother chapter of SAE is at Alabama.

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    He just tweeted he was offered by Alabama. The only reason this appears to be a story is because of when he decommitted from OU.
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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    What happened in that video is neither exclusive to Oklahoma nor SAE. I respect the young man's decisions and actually applaud him, but any attempt to run from bigotry will be futile. Sadly, it's in every corner of the earth and all points in between.
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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    What happened in that video is neither exclusive to Oklahoma nor SAE. I respect the young man's decisions and actually applaud him, but any attempt to run from bigotry will be futile. Sadly, it's in every corner of the earth and all points in between.
    Correct. Shouldn`t be a universal indictment against SAE. It is, however, an indictment against the lamebrains in the OU chapter. I`d hazard a guess that there were some SAEs that did not take part in all that, may well have not approved, but will now have to pay a price for the actions of some fools.

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Well, if you hang out with fools..........

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by NoNC4Tubs View Post
    Well, if you hang out with fools..........
    Point well taken.

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    He says he did it because of the video -

    "Very uneducated people. I wouldn't want my son or child to go there or to anywhere like that," Delance told CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth on Monday. "It was just very disturbing to me. I didn't like it."

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    SAE is the elite fraternity on many campuses and unless I am mistaken, they are the nations largest. It starts with their parents attitudes before the kids get to a university and the culture that exists in most of their chapters. My fraternity at Alabama has had African American, Hispanics and even some Asians members so not all fraternities have the same attitude toward diversity. White kids are the vast majority, but we judge kids on their character, not their skin color.

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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Actually Sigma Phi Epsilon is the nations largest fraternity. When I was attending UAB and a member of SigEP in the late 70's we were second to SAE but passed them some years ago. We also included minorities back then but really thought nothing of it at the time.

    The chapter at Alabama is currently considered one of the top 25 in the nation.

    The chant SAE was yelling sounded like something from the 60's. I found it shocking and agree with OU's response.
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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    It sounds like this kids mother has had racial incidents in her life. I certainly understand her not wanting had son to be around it. Racism and bigotry are taught behaviors. No one is born with racist views and all of us need to teach our children this is not right. I'm a 66 yo white man. One of my best friends is an African American about my same age. You should hear some of the things he's been through simply because his skin is a different color.
    I would love to think that some day all these attitudes will change, but I'm doubtful.
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    Re: 4 star OT Jean Delance Decommits from OU, Indicates Interest in Alabama

    Regarding the larger issue: You can find this sort of stuff anywhere, from the Ivy League to Stanford to Berkley and every college in between. It's just that most of it isn't as blatant or recorded or posted on the net.

    Regarding the smaller issue: I think this was an emotional decision by Delance. When he realizes it's a reflection of a small part of the world that nevertheless exists everywhere, I'm guessing he'll be back at OU.
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