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University of Alabama student expelled after racist Instagram rants surface

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Stacy Diaz | 21 January, 2018, 04:36

Nearly immediately, Harley was thrown out of her sorority and, not long after, the school gave her the boot.

In the videos, Barber makes a number of disturbing statements. "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".

The mother of a woman who created viral videos in which she declared her hate for "n*ggers" said this week that her daughter's school was right to expel her, NJ.com reports. We don't waste water.

In the first video, Barber - who could not be reached for comment Wednesday night - is at a bathroom sink and comments about not wasting water to help people in Syria, then jokes about pretending to like black people when she actually hates them. "I just saved the (expletive)(n-word) by shutting that water off". Harley was caught repeatedly using racial slurs aimed directly at African-Americans in her video which was first posted on Instagram.

'I've wanted to be in Alpha Phi since I was f****** in high school and nobody f****** understands how much I love Alpha Phi. You know what? N--r, n--r, n--r.

"I don't care if it's Martin Luther King Day", she says.

Barber posted the videos to her "finsta", or fake Instagram, a type of account users make to share unfiltered photos and videos with their friends.

"I did something really, really bad, I don't know what to do and I feel awful", she told the Post Wednesday afternoon. "So everyone can f-k off". I'm from New Jersey, I can say n***** as much as I want.

As of Wednesday, the second video of Barber had been retweeted more than 5,000 times.

University of Alabama students and alumni chimed in on Twitter, including running back Damien Harris and New York Giants linebacker Landon Collins.

A spokeswoman for the Alpha Phi International Fraternity confirmed to AL.com that Barber has been kicked out of the sorority's University of Alabama chapter because of the "offensive and hateful" videos.

"The actions of this student do not represent the larger student body or the values of our university, and she is no longer enrolled here", the school's president, Stuart R. Bell, said as a furor grew over Barber's videos. "I don't want anyone to feel what I feel".

As of Wednesday, the videos have been shared and viewed tens of thousands of times on social media.

Harley Barber's mother says she didn't raise her daughter to be a racist.

"I did something really, really bad", said Barber, according to the Post.