The fact that it was left out of the story was intended to smear all fraternities. Black fraternities are notorious for beating their pledges with paddles until they bleed, suffer broken bones, etc.
Don't forget the branding of members...
makes them look like cattle.
Black fraternities are notorious -- interesting bit of data.
That's because at most schools, they are not (or weren't until recently) regulated by the universities.
But that is neither here nor there. There are plenty of stories about non-black fraternities doing stupid things like this.
Roger that. The things are considered "hazing" in a black fraternity are normally considered "assault" or worse in a white one.
I think it's Omega Psi Phi that brands their pledges at initiation with an Omega on their arm.
"Black fraternities are notorious for beating their pledges with paddles until they bleed, suffer broken bones, etc."
And what's with the big, deep scars of their frat carved in their arms? Looks like somebody stuck them with a branding iron or something.
My fraternity 'big brother' was a linebacker on the football team. The tradition in our fraternity was that the pledge got first shot (at his big bro). Though I had little reason to do so, I nailed him a good shot. He could have massively retaliated, but he chose not to.
The unspoken rule was 1 shot apiece. That is not to say that the brother couldn't change the rules if he wanted to (and he had the backing of the pledgemaster & phi/president).