School administrators at the University of Alabama have launched an investigation after a student became the latest social media arch-villain for posting a reprehensible racist rant that saw her use the n-word multiple times – on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
One video shows Harley Barber, a member of the Alphi Phi sorority, explaining why she doesn’t waste water, AL.com reported.
“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,” she says.
Students apparently began threatening to turn Barber in to her sorority and school officials after the first video spread, so she uploaded another video to address the controversy, evidently using her “Finsta,” or fake Instagram account.
“(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 rants.
In a statement, Alpha Phi International Fraternity executive director Linda Kahangi distanced itself from Barber’s outrageous actions.
“Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos. 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,” she said.
University of Alabama spokesman Chris Bryant also blasted Barber’s words as “ignorant and disturbing” and noted that she had been reported to the Office of Student Conduct for a disciplinary review.