Don’t let the black kids guilt trip you, ladies. Not for uttering the perfectly fine word, “Nigger.”
But be aware that the thought police are investigating you. Don’t apologize. OK?
A video of a group of sorority girls at the University of New Hampshire singing along to a Kanye West song has sparked outrage at the school after being posted to social media.
The Facebook group All Eyes on UNH posted the video Tuesday just before noon.
“A member of Alpha Phi Sorority put up this video of girls singing along to Gold Digger by Kanye West on her Instagram story,” the post reads. “The girls sing the n-word without thinking of the implications.”
“This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance.”
Commenters have both criticized and defended the sorority with some saying they could easily avoid saying the word and others saying it’s just song lyrics.
Here are some of the Facebook comments that I found:
A member of Alpha Phi Sorority put up this video of girls singing along to Gold Digger by Kanye West on her Instagram story. The girls sing the n-word without thinking of the implications.
This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance.
Keith Mercier Well, now lets see….how many movies have used this word?. How many musicians have used this word. The way I see it is like this. If that word is so offensive that NO ONE should use it. These girls are signing the lyrics that have been OUT in that songs for how long. People need to grow up and take their sensitive wittle feelwings and get over themselves. The easiest way to SPOT the racist person in a group, just listen to the first person that claims something to be racist. Now, i’m not saying this is 100%, but come one people. 2017, and so far, everything offends everyone. go back to 2016, it wasn’t this bad. Whats next, are we going to move to take out the white, black, brown, tan, peach, crayons. It’s just a color, but, ..i’m sure someone out there wants to cry about it. How about we get rid of white out, and how about is a person is ill and has a blackout. This is what the world is coming to and it is very sad. I for one hope nothing happens to any of these people, and I hope that every person that wants to cry and protest about it just gets ignored.
Kim Labus Don’t say the n-word if you’re not black
Tommy Haas This isn’t about freedom of speech, it’s about making the 92% of white students at UNH more socially aware so that people of color feel more comfortable, welcome and safe at UNH. Y’all can sit here arguing about whether it’s ok to say it or not all day long but the fact is this doesn’t sit right with most people, especially black folk and POC, and definitely isn’t broadcasting an inclusive environment in the eyes of many. You can disagree with me all you want, but that won’t change the fact that this can make POC feel unwelcome and could potentially turn people away from the school. It is literally up to you, the students, to make sure UNH is more welcoming. It doesn’t matter how you feel about this song or these girls singing it if you’re white, it matters how POC view UNH based off the examples set by its students. I say it matters because shit like this would make the majority of the black and Latinx folk I know look for another school.
Stephanie Turner So are only the black girls in this sorority allowed to sing this song?It’s a song, the girls are not racist and had no malicious intentions. You are creating a problem where there shouldn’t be one. Korea is launching missiles and y’all worried about girls innocently singing along to a kanye west song..
Fox News is reporting that the sorority party girls are now under investigation due to the Facebook flap. Never post stuff on Facebook. How many times do we have to warn you???!!!
A UNH spokeswoman told NH1 Wednesday that the college was investigating the video and the sorority.
“No disciplinary action has yet been taken by the university. The incident is under review,” spokeswoman Erika Mantz told the outlet.
“We believe strongly in the right to free speech as recognized by the First Amendment, and we also believe in the right of every member of our community to feel safe and respected.
“We continue to work to improve our campus culture through education, awareness and action.”
Cowardly administrators. There is no Constitutional right to never be offended, which is what this witch hunt is about.