A white student of Oklahoma State University who allegedly left a racial term on a campus bar receipt apologized for his offensive actions in a written statement last week.
OSU student Bradley Lasher remains under investigation by the college and has been booted from his fraternity after an employee at “Logie’s On The Corner” in Norman, Okla., claimed he left a racial slur in place of his signature when dining there Saturday, Nov. 10, Tulsa World reported.
Lasher signed the word “nigger” on the restaurant receipt and Preziosita Crawford, a Black Oklahoma University student and waitress posted screenshots of the bill on Twitter the next day. She tagged Lasher’s now-deleted Twitter account in her post and wrote, “After working a 16 hour shift yesterday I was delighted to see that one of Stillwater’s very own decided to leave a heart warming note at the bottom of his receipt… Next time you can stay in Stillwater because we don’t need your racist kind around here.” Thousands of Oklahoma State students from Stillwater, Okla., were in Norman that Saturday for their football team’s annual matchup against state rival Oklahoma, a game the hometown Sooners won 48-47 over the Cowboys.
The culprit reached out to the O’Colly student newspaper last week and stated, “I wrote a word that is completely unacceptable and should never be used. … My behavior does not reflect the moral values that have been instilled on me from a young age and who I am as a person.”
Delta Chi Chapter of the Oklahoma State’s Delta Tau Delta Fraternity said Lasher was expelled from the fraternity by members who voted unanimously to do so.
“We have absolutely no tolerance for bigotry or racial intolerance,” the fraternity stated via Twitter on Monday. “This member’s actions are not a representation of our thoughts or opinions.”
OSU released a statement from their official Twitter account in response to Crawford’s tweet and said they’re investigating the matter.
“OSU has been made aware of this incredibly hurtful and insensitive action. This does not represent the university’s values or its diverse community and OSU leadership have been alerted.”