The online magazine Salon secured an interview with a member of Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon, a little over a week after the fraternity’s controversial pledge event.

The 20-year-old DKE brother agreed to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity, and said he was not involved in last Wednesday’s activities. The chant, he said, is a “carry-over from previous years.”

The article proceeds into a Q&A, in which the anonymous Yalie talks about Greek life stereotypes, the intention behind the inflammatory chants and DKE’s reaction to the national attention garnered by this incident.

“Part of the problem was that the chant was carried out without thought to the larger consequences of our actions,” he said, describing the incident as an “anomaly” and “an example of a thoughtless and hurtful joke, not an indication of a dangerous culture.”