Sorority Sister Whose Racial Slurs Went Viral Kicked Out of College
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.
The day Auburn and Alabama fans bonded together for a second to attack a northerner (Jersey Shores lookin ahh) who was being outwardly racist instead of just keeping it to herself like everyone else in the south does.
— Harlan Bailey II 🧔🏾 (@Harlan_Bailey6) January 16, 2018
The University of Alabama is investigating a sorority member's racist video in which she says the N-word repeatedly (the videos contain offensive language) https://t.co/SUzVz1U6R0 pic.twitter.com/tEJbHxTw2N
— AL.com (@aldotcom) January 16, 2018
How to get kicked out of school and have trouble finding a job? Post several racist/disgusting Instagram videos for the world to see. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. https://t.co/hfoQwKFtFO
— Daniel Burnick (@DanielBurnick) January 17, 2018
Dear @AlphaPhiIntl I'm glad you have removed this woman as a member. What about any sisters in the car with her who are laughing and egging her on? Their complicity is unacceptable. https://t.co/gfWHhmYHrN
— Amelious N. Whyte Jr., Ph.D. (@AmeliousW) January 17, 2018
“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 AL.com.
“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.