Video Showing Sorority Member Using N-word Sparks Investigation at University of Alabama

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
January 17, 2018Newsshare
Video Showing Sorority Member Using N-word Sparks Investigation at University of Alabama
(Harley Barber/Instagram)

A video made by a sorority member at the University of Alabama has sparked an investigation after it was widely circulated online recently.

The video was posted on Instagram by Harley Barber and features her making a range of racist comments, including using the “N-word.”

Barber posted the video on Monday, which was Martin Luther King. Jr day.

Several Twitter users took the video from Instagram and shared it widely on the social network.

The video was also later circulated on Facebook.

The university is investigating the video while the Alpha Phi International Fraternity has already acted and removed Barber as a member.

“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,” University of Alabama spokesman Chris Bryant told

“The Beta Mu chapter leadership and supporting alumnae moved quickly to address the offense, and Ms. Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi,” added Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity.

Barber is also banned for life from Rounders Bar, a popular destination for UA students, the bar told the Crimson White after learning that the video was allegedly filmed there. said that attempts to reach Barber herself for a comment through phone and Facebook were unsuccessful.

She quickly changed her Instagram to private after the video started circulating.


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