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Oklahoma sorority girl kicked out of chapter for blackface video


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — A University of Oklahoma student has been kicked out of her sorority after a racist Snapchat video went viral.

The video has over 4,500 retweets and 6,700 likes on Twitter as of Sunday afternoon. The video shows a woman putting black paint on her face, while the woman filming says, "That's paint, not a face mask!" The next frame of the video shows the two laughing while the woman with facepaint on says, "I am a n----r."

The woman who filmed, participated in and posted the video was affiliated with the Delta Delta Delta, Theta Gamma chapter at the University of Oklahoma.

The tweet was posted on Friday afternoon. On Friday night, the national headquarters of the sorority, known widely as Tri Delta, responded on Twitter with a statement from the president of the Oklahoma chapter.

On Saturday afternoon, the Tri Delta, Oklahoma chapter president London Moore released a more detailed statement announcing that the member had been removed from the organization.

"The behavior documented in the video is abhorrent and is in no way consistent with Tri Delta's ideals," Moore wrote. "To those students directly impacted by this senseless act of racism, we are deeply sorry, and we know that is not enough."

The University of Oklahoma also responded to the incident with a letter from the president.

"The University of Oklahoma abhors such conduct and condemns the students’ actions and behavior in the strongest terms possible," the letter reads. "The students have offered to apologize in order to reflect their regret."

Neither of the students have been identified by the university or Tri Delta.


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