The Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of Oklahoma have done the nation a huge favor with their jovial candor. The pallid-skinned citizens among us can wag their fingers at the young people with an indignation that insinuates that they themselves hold no adherence to similar notions and are not complicit in the system that perpetuates them. Meanwhile, the darker collective victims of the chant can feel encouraged by the abundant flow of support from others outside of the African-American community. We can also feel temporarily powerful in a country where their humanity is too often considered debatable. How many of us wish that police chiefs around the nation spoke with the conviction and indignation that David Boren displayed in his address after the incident? Read more.