“I don’t care if it’s MLK Day N****r!”: Racist videos from Univ. of Alabama student surface
These students let us know what they really think of MLK day
UPDATE: The University of Alabama student in the videos has been identified as Harley Barber.
Monday, while the nation was celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, two University of Alabama students took it upon themselves to remind their classmates just how rampant racism still is in Trump’s America.
One video shows a group of sorority girls driving around in a car, while their spokesperson looks into the camera and says, “Someone wants to say I’m offensive because I said n****r? You know what? N****r, N****r, N****r. I don’t care if it’s Martin Luther King day. N****r, N****r, N****r. I’m in the south now bitch!”
She then goes on to say that she’s from New Jersey so she can say the word as much as she wants.
The second video in question shows a student in a public bathroom confessing to her followers, “I love how I act like I love black people, cause I f*****g hate n****rs”
Both videos came to light after a fellow student saved them and posted them on his Twitter account.
“White girls love to say “N****r” on their finstas,” writes @Tabisback. “That lil fake instagram ain’t gone keep you safe.”
In response, the University has issued a statement saying, “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.”
There has still been no word yet on if any disciplinary action will be taken against the students. Although it’s worth noting that the school has a yellow speech rating according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s campus free speech rating system. Which means they usually take a strict stance on students carrying themselves in a manner that exhibits ‘good taste’.
Let’s see if they enforce those principles when it comes to hate speech.
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 16, 2018
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