Videos of the student's racial tirade went viral, prompting the expulsion.
reports that a student at the University of Alabama was expelled from the school after Instagram videos expressing racist sentiments went viral. Harley Barber, a freshman from Marlton, N.J. posted two clips to her private social media account, which showed the disgraced teenager spewing some derogatory opinions about black people.
The first clip, which was shared to Twitter, sees Barber standing in front of a running faucet, which she then turns off because "we do not waste water...because of the poor people in Syria." Barber then reveals "I love how I act like I love black people,” before firing off a slew of insensitive slurs.
The second video was posted in response to the backlash received by her original post, threatening those who wanted to report her initial tirade to the head of her Alphi Phi sorority for racist language. Barber then declares how she "doesn’t care if it’s Martin Luther King Day," before uttering some additional racist jargon.
The University sent out a response to the controversy, noting how "we hold our students to much higher standards, and we apologize to everyone who has seen the videos and been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive behavior. This is not who we are; it is unacceptable and unwelcome here at UA."
After the videos went viral, and the University expelled Barber, the New Jersey teen spoke with the New York Post, apologizing for her insensitive remarks that have landed her in hot water. Barber admits that "I did something really, really bad...I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did."