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Is Apology From OU Racist Fraternity Chant Leader Enough?

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)A former University of Oklahoma tyro says he’s contemptible for heading a extremist intone with Sigma Epsilon Alpha companionship members. But is that enough?

Wednesday night CBS 11 News got greeting a reparation from Highland Park High School connoisseur Levi Pettit.

It was all still during a Highland Park home where Pettit and his family live. Wednesday night a family member told CBS 11 they need their privacy.

Millions have now seen Pettit’s reparation and internal activists contend they’re relieved to hear it though it should be usually a start.

At a press discussion in Oklahoma City Pettit said, “Let me start by observant I’m sorry, deeply sorry.”

It was a initial try during emancipation for a ex-OU SAE companionship member. Now Pettit is attempting to reanimate a wounds he created. “Although we don’t merit it, we wish to ask for your forgiveness,” he said.

Mallory Rouse, with a Next Generation Action Network, said, “I do trust that he is sincere.”

Rouse was one of a many internal activists protesting a actions by both Pettit and OU SAE member Parker Rice – both of a immature group are from Dallas.

“Forgiveness is a really critical square of healing. And we consider it’s critical that we do that. So we do pardon Levi Pettit,” Rouse said.

While he wouldn’t go into fact about a chant, Pettit did pronounce about his destiny purpose in a community.

Fairview Baptist Church Reverend J.A. Reed said, “We know that since of this, he can offer as a instance on a campus. He can offer as an instance here in a city, to assistance move about a changes that are needed.”

Oklahoma State Senator Anastasia Pittman echoed a sentiment, though also forked during all people she serves. “We wish to not usually welcome him as he changes, we have challenged a possess village to exterminate a ‘n’ word and a use of it in a African American community.”

Rouse says she’s fervent to see what’s next. “Actions really do pronounce louder than words.”

North Texas polite rights activists who spoke with CBS 11 contend they’re attempting to work with circuitously Southern Methodist University. They wish to strech out to students there in an try to forestall what happened during OU from function there.

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