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Alabama Sorority Sister, 19, Expelled From University After Posting Racist Videos on MLK Day

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:14 AM
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http://people.com/human-interest/alabama-sorority-harley-barber-expelled-from-university-racist-videos/

Alabama sorority sister Harley Barber was expelled after posting racist videos
Alabama sorority sister Harley Barber was expelled after posting racist videos
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JASON DUAINE HAHN 
January 17, 2018 09:04 PM

A college student has been expelled from her school and sorority after videos of her spewing hate speech on the day honoring Martin Luther King Jr. went viral.

Harley Barber, a now-former student at the University of Alabama, was removed from the university and kicked out of Alpha Phi sorority after she posted a pair of videos using racial slurs toward African Americans to her secret Instagram account.

Barber, 19, from Marlton, New Jersey, posted a video to her “finsta,” the name given to a second “fake” Instagram account where users are encouraged to portray a more realistic version of themselves as opposed to their curated main account.

In the video, the college student repeatedly uses racial slurs. After posting it, Barber was swiftly criticized by her followers, which compelled Barber to release a second video to respond to the backlash.

She did not apologize but instead argued why she should be able to say the N-word, even, as she pointed out, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“I’m in the South now, bitch,” she said, while surrounded by a group of friends. “So everyone can f— off. I’m from New Jersey, so I can say n—- as much as I want.”

The tweet caught the attention of Alabama running back Damien Harris, who retweeted a post featuring Barber’s original video. In a caption, Harris wrote: “This girl goes to the same university as me but they say, ‘racism is dead.’ Unfortunately, this thread says the opposite.”

Landon Collins, a New York Giants player and University of Alabama alum, posted a note on Twitter condemning the videos.

On Wednesday, University of Alabama president, Stuart Bell, released a statement on the school’s website that addressed the “racist and disturbing” videos.

“I find the videos highly offensive and deeply hurtful, not only to our students and our entire University community, but to everyone who viewed them,” Bell said. “We hold our students to much higher standards, and we apologize to everyone who has seen the videos and been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive behavior.”

The university said Barber is no longer enrolled at the school, and the Alpha Phi sorority confirmed she was removed as a member. In an interview with the New York Post published on WednesdayBarber said she is in the process of moving back to New Jersey from Alabama.

“I did something really, really bad,” Barber told the publication. “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did.”

Though one of her friends was captured on film advising her not to post the videos, Barber says she didn’t consider her advice.

“No, I’m an idiot,” she told The Post. “There’s no excuse. I did something really bad.”

by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:14 AM
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joyfree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:15 AM
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What

joyfree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:15 AM
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A

joyfree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:15 AM
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Dumbass!

joyfree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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jpickens
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:27 AM
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“I’m in the South now, bitch,”

^^^^^ The hell? I am glad she learned that this doesn’t mean people will put up with her bullshit.

Idk why people are so quick to fuck up their google search by posting stuff so carelessly. This wasnt worth a smear that will likely follow her for a long time.



joyfree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:37 AM
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I think maybe she thought she was too smart to be ID'd, since she was using a "fake" Instagram account.

Fool.

Quoting jpickens: “I’m in the South now, bitch,” ^^^^^ The hell? I am glad she learned that this doesn’t mean people will put up with her bullshit. Idk why people are so quick to fuck up their google search by posting stuff so carelessly. This wasnt worth a smear that will likely follow her for a long time.


LittleLizette
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:52 AM
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Love how the article states she’s a Trump supporter who used Twitter to talk to other Trump supporters.

It seemed like something was wrong with her.  

Quoting joyfree:

https://heavy.com/news/2018/01/harley-barber-alabama-new-jersey-video/

This link has more.


M4LG5
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:58 AM
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She felt bad about posting it? How about not saying shit like that at all? How about taking a stance against this kind of talk?
LittleLizette
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:16 AM
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She felt bad about getting caught 

Quoting M4LG5: She felt bad about posting it? How about not saying shit like that at all? How about taking a stance against this kind of talk?


iamcafemom83
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:24 AM
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Did she think she would win the internet by posting such a hate ridden video??
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