University of Alabama student and member of Alpha Phi Harley Barber is under fire for her racist remarks on Martin Luther King Day!! The video shows the student saying she “hates n***er’s” and a follow up video of her saying she’s “in the south” and she can “say n***er when she wants to”. Peep the video and details below. What do you think should happen to her as far as her student and or sorority status?
Racist University Of Alabama Student Under Fire For Racist Rant on MLK Day; Investigation Under Way – blogged by @MsJennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black Twitter Activate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A University of Alabama student is under fire for posting a racist rant on social media, using the N-word and other profanities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the first video, which was posted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harley Barber, who said she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority, discussed preserving water people in poor countries, saying, “We do not waste water…because of the poor people in Syria. We don't waste water. I love how I act like I love black people because I (expletive) hate (n-word) so that's really interesting but I just saved the (expletive) (n-word) by shutting that water off.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a second video, Barber responded to the backlash over using the N-word, claiming she could use the word whenever she wanted because she’s in the south. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “(N-word) (n-word) (n-word). I don't care if it's Martin Luther King Day. I'm in the south now (expletive) so everybody can (expletive) off. I'm from New Jersey so I can say (n-word) as much as I want,” she said, as her friends giggles in the background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Several called for her removal from the sorority, which promoted a response from the organization. “Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos,” the statement read. “They are offensive and hateful to both our own members and to other members of the Greek and campus community. 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." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The school also released a statement and subsequently launched an investigation into Barber’s racist rant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "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,” a spokesperson for the university said.