A Student Who Posted A Blackface Video Has Been Kicked Out Of Her Sorority
"To those students directly impacted by this senseless act of racism, we are deeply sorry, and we know that's not enough," Tri Delta's chapter president said in a statement.
A University of Oklahoma student who was seen in a Snapchat video in which she says the n-word while in blackface has been expelled by her sorority.
"Our chapter condemns the racist, offensive and disgraceful conduct of the two women involved in the video posted yesterday," London Moore, the collegiate chapter president of Theta Gamma Delta Delta Delta, also known as Tri Delta, said in a statement.
"The behavior documented in the video is abhorrent and is in no way consistent with Tri Delta's ideals.
"To those students directly impacted by this senseless act of racism, we are deeply sorry, and we know that's not enough."
Moore wrote, "The woman who participated in, filmed and posted the video is no longer a member of our organization."
Two women are seen in the video, one of whom applies black paint to her face, and can be heard saying “I am a nigger” to the camera. A second woman, who appears to be making the recording, can be heard laughing and saying, “You’ve got too much. That’s not a face mask.”
Neither woman has been identified by Tri Delta or the university, which has also publicly condemned the incident.
"The students have offered to apologize in order to reflect their regret," university president James Gallogly said in a statement but did not indicate whether they have faced disciplinary action.
The video, which was originally posted to Snapchat but was shared on Twitter and Facebook, has been widely condemned by the university's students and alumni.
"I am embarrassed at my schools response to this issue," OU medical student Samantha Denney wrote on Twitter. "This is a huge issue taken way too lightly."
"'Offered to apologize' Sorry doesn't fix racists acts like this one," grad student Brooke Maxey wrote. "Consequences need to be seen, otherwise you're telling your POC students and also racists students that this behavior is tolerated."