Officials at the University of Alabama are investigating a student after she recently posted multiple videos on social media where she used the n-word repeatedly among other profanities.
Harley Barber, a Marlton, N.J. native and a member of Alpha Phi sorority took to her alleged “Finstagram” (fake Instagram) to post at least two racist video rants.
Twitter user @TabisBack outed Barber’s videos Tuesday. Posting the first one a little before 1 p.m. CT, the video, which was originally posted on Instagram showed Barber turning off a water faucet in an undisclosed bathroom.
“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.”
In a second video @TabisBack shared two minutes after the first, Barber ranted about those who were calling her for her use of the n-word on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less, saying:
“I’ve wanted to be an Alpha Phi since I was (expletive) in high school and nobody (expletive) understands how much I love Alpha Phi. And now someone wants to say I’m offensive because I said (n-word)’?
You know what? (n-word), (n-word), (n-word). I don’t care if it’s Martin Luther King Day. (n-word), (n-word), (n-word). I’m in the south now, (expletive). So everyone can (expletive) off. I’m from New Jersey, so I can say (n-word) as much as I want. (n-word), (n-word), (n-word). And if anyone else wants to (expletive) snake me on my (expletive) Finsta for saying (n-word)?”
The University of Alabama was tagged on the tweet by @TabisBack and they responded in little over an over disavowing Barber’s rant:
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
“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 university tweeted.
The Alpha Phi chapter at University of Alabama whose webpage says their values “cherish life-long friendships rooted in kindness, love and respect for one another,” has yet to make a statement on Barber’s actions.
Alabama Today has reached out to both the chapter and Alpha Phi nationally for comment, neither were immediately available. We will update this post when we hear back from them.