Sorority Boots Out Univ. of Alabama Student Over Racist Snapchat
By Brian Shields
Wed Aug 20th, 2014 8:31am America/Los_Angeles
TUSCALOOSA, AL (KRON) — A University of Alabama sorority is booting one of its members over a racist snapchat claiming the organization is for whites.
The Chi Omega national organization took the action against the student after a picture containing a racial slur from the message went viral.
The picture shows three white women with the caption “Chi O got NO (N-Word) !!!!!!”
Chi Omega says its University of Alabama chapter pledged two African-American women this year.
The sorority says its investigation finds the image was altered but the offensive language was used in both the original and changed image.
The University says it may also take action against the woman who posted the image.
“We are all extremely disappointed when any student uses language that is disrespectful or offensive to any segment of the UA community,” University of Alabama President Dr. Judy Bonner said in a written statement. “We are especially sad that this incident occurred on a day that was an exciting and happy one for the young women who participated in fall recruitment.”
The incident comes more than 50 years after former Governor George Wallace stood in the door to block integration of the University of Alabama campus.
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