University Of Alabama Sorority Member Removed Over Picture With Racial Slur
TUSCALOOSA, Al. (CBS Atlanta) – A University of Alabama student has been removed from her sorority after a photo posted to her Snap Chat account that included a racial slur went viral.
The University of Alabama and the National Chi Omega Fraternity both investigated the incident after the photo made its way around social media.
The photo, which was posted on Twitter by @Boss_Th0ughts, shows three white females with a racial slur as the caption, “Chi O got NO n-!!!!!”
The National Chi Omega Fraternity issued a statement criticizing the student: “What was expressed is absolutely reprehensible and completely inconsistent with Chi Omega’s values and policies.”
Other students were not happy that their fellow students posted racial slurs on social media.
“I got an email this morning about how awful and dumb and stupid it is,” Paige Riggs, a student at the university, told WBRC-TV. “I’m glad they’re in trouble.”
“It’s not a racial campus,” student Brandi Norwood told the station. “But a post like that can seem like they are.”
Besides just being removed from the women’s fraternity, the students may face sanctions from the university.
Dr. Judy Bonner, President of the University of Alabama, released a statement:
“As many of you already know, one of our students posted a photo on Snap Chat on Saturday afternoon that included particularly offensive racial language. I immediately asked the Office of Student Conduct to conduct a full investigation and was assured by the national Chi Omega headquarters that they had already begun an investigation of their own. There will be appropriate University consequences once our investigation is completed. These consequences will be in addition to any sanctions Chi Omega’s national officers decide to impose.”