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University of Oklahoma blackface video: Student expelled from Tri Delta sorority over offensive viral video



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A sorority at the University of Oklahoma says it has expelled a student who was seen wearing black paint on her face and using a racial epithet in a video that went viral on Twitter

In a statement Saturday London Moore, the president of the Theta Gamma chapter of Delta Delta Delta, edited the "racist, offensive and disgraceful" behavior seen in the video. Moore said the video "is in no way consistent with Tri Delta's ideals" and apologized to students for "this senseless act of racism."

"The woman who participated in, filmed and posted the video is no longer a member of our organization, "Moore said.

The University of Oklahoma said Saturday it was investigating after the video began circulating on social media. The video, posted on Twitter, shows two women in a snapchat post, one of whom is wearing black paint on her face and hands and uses a racial slur.

The university confirmed Friday that two students were in the video, which it described as "inappropriate and derogatory."

The university in 2015 took part in a racist chant caught on video that referenced lynching.


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