Video Showing Sorority Member Using N-word Sparks Investigation at University of Alabama
A video made by a sorority member at the University of Alabama has sparked an investigation after it was widely circulated online recently.
The video was posted on Instagram by Harley Barber 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 is investigating the video while the Alpha Phi International Fraternity has already acted and removed Barber as a member.
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.
NJ.com said that attempts to reach Barber herself for a comment through phone and Facebook were unsuccessful.
She quickly changed her Instagram to private after the video started circulating.