The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Jan. 15, 2016. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post) A college student who posted a video of her racist ranting to social media on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been expelled from the University of Alabama, school officials said Wednesday. Harley Barber, a 19-year-old freshman from Marlton, N.J., recently posted two videos to her “fake” Instagram — the secret, secondary account many teenagers use to show their authentic, less polished selves — of her spewing language that sparked outrage both on her campus and across the country as the videos went viral. “We do not waste water . . . because of the poor people in Syria,” she said in the first video, standing in front of a bathroom sink. “I love how I act like I love black people,” she said, before using racial slurs. A second video was posted Monday in response to people who were upset by the … [Read more...] about She recorded herself making racial slurs on MLK Day. Her college expelled her.
Updated 12:27 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Now Playing: A University of Alabama student has been expelled after a video of her spewing racial slurs went viral. Media: Time TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday. University President Stuart R. Bell called the videos "highly offensive and deeply hurtful," and said the student, Harley Barber, is "no longer enrolled here." "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," Bell said in a statement. The videos, in which Barber repeatedly uses a racial slur for African-Americans, were first posted on a private Instagram account, but recordings of the posts became widely shared on social media and brought to the attention of … [Read more...] about Student’s videos containing racial slurs quickly condemned
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student who repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media is being investigated by the school's student conduct office, a university spokesman confirmed Wednesday. In the first Instagram video, the young woman uses a racial slur for African-Americans, saying, "I love how I act like I love black people because I ... hate ... ." In a second expletive-filled video responding to criticism, she says she'll use the word "as much as I want." "I don't care if it's Martin Luther King Day," she says before saying the slur again and again. She then says she will use the slur because she is both from New Jersey and, "I'm in the South now." "I'm in the South now ... so everyone can ... off. I'm from New Jersey so I can say ... as much as I want." The videos were first reported by al.com. University spokesman Chris Bryant confirmed a student is being investigated. The Associated Press is not identifying her because she … [Read more...] about Alabama student investigated over videos using racial slur
Several Santan Junior High School students are in the spotlight after a video circulated on social media showed them chanting a racial slur at an off-campus gathering, the Chandler Police Department confirmed Monday.The video posted on Snapchat shows a group of students jumping and chanting "F--k all N-----s" in unison.A statement from Barbara Kowalinski, principal of Santan Junior High, said the song "F--k Y'all N----z" released in 2000 by Rah Digga and Young Zee can be heard playing in the background. The video made the rounds through Chandler teens' phones on Monday, when parents became aware of it and the Chandler Police Department was notified.The incident prompted Kowalinski to send an email home to parents on Tuesday. "While the incident does not fall under the jurisdiction of school, I want to reach out to you and encourage you to discuss with your children the harm of language that is considered … [Read more...] about Chandler students chant racial slur in video circulated on Snapchat
Noblesville Schools says it is "addressing the issue" after a Noblesville High School student was identified yelling profanities and racial slurs while wearing a Nazi flag in a video circulating social media. The video shows the student yelling into a megaphone in Forest Park, Nazi flag draped around his shoulders, with the text "come to forest." The person recording it is saying, "Let me see your flag, turn around."The district responded with a statement on Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — saying it was aware of the "ugly social media post." "We do not condone this type of behavior and are passionate about creating an environment where all our students and staff feel respected," the district said. "We will be addressing this issue with the students in question tomorrow."The district sent a second message to parents on Tuesday, saying it wanted to make sure parents were aware of the post "involving an NHS student making ugly, racially … [Read more...] about Noblesville Schools aware of social media post of student wearing Nazi flag, yelling racial slurs