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Sorority Says It Kicked out Student Who Filmed Racist Blackface Video


An Oklahoma sorority announced Saturday that they kicked out one of the students involved in a racist video at the University of Oklahoma.

“Chapter leadership has met and appropriate actions has been taken, Tri-Delta Chapter President London Moore said in a statement posted to Instagram. “The woman who participated in, filmed and posted the video is no longer a member of our organization.”

They didn’t name the student, but she was previously identified as Francie Ford.

Video made public on Friday showed another student, identified as Olivia Urban, wearing some sort of black makeup on her face and hands. Urban is not a member of the Tri-Delta sorority, the organization told  The Oklahoma Daily.

“I am a n—-r,” she says in the footage.

Tri-Delta responded to the incident on Friday by promising they would looked into this.

“Found as a society that shall be kind alike to all, Tri Delta deeply regret the insensitive and offensive actions of one of our members,” said the statement.

The school also called out the students for what happened.

“We were made aware of an inappropriate and derogatory video circulating on social media of two OU students,” University President James L. Gallogly and Interim Associate Vice President Jane Irungu said in a statement. “The University of Oklahoma abhors such conduct and condemns the students’ actions and behavior in the strongest terms possible. While students have the freedom of expression, the negative impact of such conduct cannot be underestimated. The students have offered to apologize in order to reflect their regret.”

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