‘Chi O Got NO N*ggas!!!’: Alabama Sorority Under Fire For Racist Post
New members of the University of Alabama’s Chi Omega sorority celebrated their adoption into the group by posting a Snap Chat with the caption “Chi O got NO n*ggas!!!! [Emoji Red Heart, Emoji Yellow Heat, Emoji of a Girl Crossing Her Arms, Emoji of a Girl With Her Arms Over Her Head].”
Aside from being offensive, University of Alabama’s newspaper The Crimson White reports that it is also inaccurate.
“21 black women and 169 women who identified as members of other racial minorities ran alongside their new sisters on Bid Day, each clutching an invitation to join a Panhellenic sorority at The University of Alabama,” the paper reported.
The sorority’s Nu Beta chapter has since kicked the girl out for posting the Snap Chat.
“Chi Omega is aware of the image that has been circulating via social media and we have been in communication with The University of Alabama administration,” the sorority said in a Facebook post. “What was expressed is absolutely reprehensible and completely inconsistent with Chi Omega’s values and policies. Chi Omega took swift disciplinary action in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. The woman who took the photo is no longer a member of the chapter.”
“Chi Omega embraces women from all walks of life, who come together to form a network of friends with high standards and similar values,” they said. “The Chi Omega chapter at the University of Alabama pledged a diverse group of young women, which included several new members who self-identified as minorities, including two African-American women.”
University President Judy Bonner also made a statement, saying, “We are all extremely disappointed when any student uses language that is disrespectful or offensive to any segment of the UA community.”