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University of Alabama Sorority Sister From New Jersey Expelled Over Racist Videos

What to Know

  • A University of Alabama student from New Jersey was expelled after social media videos surfaced of her using racial slurs
  • Harley Barber, 19, apologized and confirmed to the New York Post her expulsion from college and her sorority

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A University of Alabama student from New Jersey was expelled after an investigation into social media videos that surfaced of her repeatedly using racial slurs.

The videos were first reported by AL.com, who identifies the student as Harley Barber.

Barber, 19, apologized and confirmed her expulsion from college to the New York Post saying, she did "something really, really bad" and that there was "no excuse" for what she did.

In the first video, the woman uses a racial slur for African Americans.

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In the second video, the woman, responding to criticism, says she will use the word "as much as she wants," and proceeds to say it repeatedly. One of the videos was posted on the Monday holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The woman also identifies herself as a sorority member from New Jersey in one of the videos.

https://twitter.com/TabisBack/status/953336153343655937

Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International sorority, which Barber was a part of, released a statement saying that the fraternity "is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos," adding that Barber "is no longer a member."

The university also released a statement that the comments are "ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of The University of Alabama."

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