Sorority Sister Whose Racial Slurs Went Viral Kicked Out of College

January 18, 2018 Updated: January 18, 2018

A University of Alabama student has been expelled after videos surfaced of her using racial slurs.

School officials condemned the videos, which spread on social media, prompting an investigation into the woman’s conduct and her subsequent expulsion, CBS reported.

Harley Barber, a 19-year-old freshman from Marlton, New Jersey, apologized Wednesday, Jan. 17, for her racist remarks.

“I did something really, really bad,” Barber told the New York Post. “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did. … I feel so, so bad and I am so sorry.”

The video was posted on Instagram by Harley Barber of Marlton, New Jersey, and features her making a range of racist comments, including using the “N-word.”

Barber posted the video on Monday, which was Martin Luther King. Jr day.

Several Twitter users took the video from Instagram and shared it widely on the social network.

The video was also later circulated on Facebook.

The university moved to investigate the video while the Alpha Phi International Fraternity, of which Barber was a member, acted to remove the woman from its roster.

“These remarks are ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of the University of Alabama. This unfortunate behavior has been reported to the Office of Student Conduct as it does not align with the community expectations of students at the Capstone,” University of Alabama spokesman Chris Bryant told

“The Beta Mu chapter leadership and supporting alumnae moved quickly to address the offense, and Ms. Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi,” added Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity.

Barber is also banned for life from Rounders Bar, a popular destination for UA students, the bar told the Crimson White after learning that the video was allegedly filmed there.


NTD reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

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