The Universit of Alabama is investigating racist videos on social media made by a student who is also a member of a sorority at the University.
Alphia Phi sorority member Harley Barber recorded a video of herself shouting racial slurs on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Barber, who was in a car with friends when she recorded the video, identifies herself as a member of the sorority and that she is from New Jersey.
“I don’t care if it’s Martin Luther King Day — n*gger, n*gger, n*gger,” Barber said during the video. “I’m in the South now, b*tch, so everyone can f*ck off. I’m from New Jersey, so I can say n*gger as much as I want. N*gger, n*gger, n*gger!”
Meet white supremacist Harley Barber, a University of Alabama Alpha Phi Member from New Jersey. She goes on a vile anti-Black rant with her fellow white supremacists girlfriends giggling in the background pic.twitter.com/wxRcqI4V3G
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 17, 2018
In a tweet, the University of Alabama condemned the racist remarks made in the video. It also said it is examining taking disciplinary action against Barber.
“These remarks are ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of The University of Alabama,” the University tweeted. “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.”
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.
— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 17, 2018
After the videos went viral, the Alpha Phi International sorority said that Barber would no longer be a member of the organization.
“Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos,” Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International, said. “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.”
In other videos posted by Barber, she is heard saying that she doesn’t “waste water…because of the poor people in Syria” and that she loves to “act like I love black people because I f-king hate n*ggers,” but “I just saved the f-king n—-r by shutting that water off.”
Peep her finsta lmaoooo im dead ..she bold. Gottta love Alabama women pic.twitter.com/eFZDZDjsCj
— Tabarius da Feminist (@TabisBack) January 16, 2018