Alabama University Alpha Phi Sorority is in chaos over leaked racist content
A sorority at the University of Alabama has expelled its chapter president from her posts and promoted another member after their racist text messages were leaked on social media.
Vile texts were sent out when members of the feminist organization Alpha Phi ventured to a bar in Tuscaloosa last week — and some began complaining about the location, according to the University of Alabama’s Crimson white newspapers.
“I would be startled, it smells really bad in here,” then-president Katherine Anthony wrote in the text stream.
Kylie Klueger, another sorority member at the bar, allegedly blamed the smell on “cigars, weed and black girls”.
After private messages leaked on Instagram, Crimson white reported that Anthony had been ousted from the presidency and Klueger was expelled from the sorority on December 9.
That same day, the chapter of the University of Alabama Alpha Phi posted about this on his Instagram page, which has more than 24,000 followers.
“Alpha Phi’s Beta Mu chapter was informed of a group text message in which a member used racist and hateful language,” the post read. “We immediately started the judicial panel process of our chapter. The person who sent the text message is no longer a member of our organization and others in the messaging group will be held liable based on the conclusion of our judicial panel process. ”
The post added that the chapter does not tolerate racism and that members “deeply apologize for the racist behavior of the former member and the harm and trauma this message has caused.” to members of the Alabama community and the general public.
“As Alpha Phis, we want to celebrate diversity and do our part to make Alabama more inclusive,” it said. “Unfortunately, the recent actions of those affiliated with our organization do not conform to the standards we have regarding our members.”
Since Anthony lost the presidency, Marissa Collett has been named the chapter’s new leader.
In one letter from new president Posted on the chapter’s website, Collett wrote that Alpha Phi is “a sisterhood that values the past, but looks to progress into the future.”
The chapter request that the sorority values ”lasting friendships rooted in kindness, love, and mutual respect.” It also notes that members maintain “qualities of strong character that distinguish our members and our sisterhood, including compassion, integrity, and sincerity.”
In a statement to The Daily Beast, the University of Alabama’s vice president of communications, Monica Watts, said that Alpha Phi faculty members had informed school officials of the incident and that the division had also informed school officials about the incident. as the national organization will act to solve the problem.
“Communication is frustrating, frustrating, and goes against the University’s core values of emphasizing collectivism, respect and inclusion,” says Watts. “We expect our students and institutions to reinforce and enhance those values and appreciate when they are held accountable to one another appropriately. The College takes these behaviors seriously and is committed to building a more inclusive community that will carry out the steadfast and ongoing work of all of us. The school is planning a campus-wide initiative early next term to help our campus continue to develop the strategies needed to build a better community together. ”
Early in the school year, the Greek community in Alabama faced backlash for its lack of diversity during the rush. One TikTok video even shows freshmen bragging about their wealth and status in order to receive an invitation to be a member of the organization. Based on Slate, some in the community called the rushed process racist and discriminatory against anyone who was not a white student.
In 2015, Alpha Phi was criticized for a recruitment video on YouTube that was deemed “racially and aesthetically homogenous”. In 2018, an Alpha Phi female student was removed from the institution and school for using racial slurs in an Instagram video, Crimson white report.
“We worked really hard to build from there [racist] our reputation and executives [executive board members] They are the ones who give that reputation back,” a schoolgirl raged in a recent message to other Alpha Phi members.
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