Fundraiser hits $60k for SAE chef at Oklahoma frat house

University of Oklahoma shuts 'disgraceful' fraternity
University of Oklahoma shuts 'disgraceful' fraternity

There's some good news for the SAE chef who lost his job after the University of Oklahoma shut down the fraternity where he worked.

Donors raised $60,000 to help the African-American cook as of Wednesday morning.

The university shut down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house where he worked after some members were caught on video singing a racist song.

The Indiegogo fundraising site identified the chef as Howard, but the Los Angeles Times said his full name is Howard Dixon.

The fundraising campaign launched Sunday with a goal of $50,000.

"Those of you who lived in the house, undoubtedly came to love Howard and his infectious smile (if not his chili dogs,)" wrote Blake Burkhart, a school alum, on the Indiegogo site.

Related: More apologies after racist fraternity video

The fallout over the racist chants continues to grow. Two students have been expelled after a video surfaced over the weekend showing some fraternity members on a bus clapping and pumping their fists as they boisterously chant, "There will never be a ni**** SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me."

"You know and I know that this isn't the house we lived in," wrote Burkhart. "I'm positive Howard knows this too. I ask you to give some money to make sure he lands on his feet."

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