The Tri-Delta sorority at the University of Oklahoma has expelled a student for a snapchat post that included that student using the “N” word to refer to herself wearing “blackface.”
The video was posted by a third party on Twitter on Friday, and shows two OU students. In the clip, one of the women comments to the woman painting her face, telling her to, “stop, you have too much! That’s paint!”
The one in blackface then raises her hands and says, “I am a…” Followed by a word that could ne the N-world or the somewhat less offensive “negro.” The sound quality is unclear, but the inference remains the same.
Some girls that attend OU thought it would be funny (especially Olivia Urban and Francis Ford) to put black paint on their face and say “I am a n*****” @UofOklahoma #whatareyougoingtodo ???? pic.twitter.com/ccWGnG4L7N
— gabby (@GabbyHahaa) January 18, 2019
The student newspaper of the University of Oklahoma has said that the student who filmed the incident was affiliated with the Tri-Delta sorority, while the one appearing in blackface is not.
Tri-Delta released a statement, saying that they were, “founded as a society that shall be kind alike to all, Tri Delta deeply regrets the insensitive and offensive actions of one of our members. We are taking appropriate action.”
University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly has condemned the actions of the students in the clip, but has not indicated that the school will move to take further action, including expelling the pair.
“The University of Oklahoma abhors such conduct and condemns the students’ actions and behavior in the strongest terms possible,” reads the letter, in part. “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.”
This is not the first such controversy. OU students faced issues in 2017 with students appearing in an Instagram post wearing blackface to “celebrate” Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Two students were also expelled in 2015 for taking part in a racist chant caught on video.
The university’s Black Student Union has spoken out, demanding a “zero-tolerance” policy towards hate speech and other changes to support black students on campus.
Image via screen capture from video source.
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Mike Pompeo Called on to Resign – or Be Impeached Himself
After Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Ukraine scandal during his impeachment testimony on Wednesday morning, calls arose for him to resign — or to be impeached himself.
“Sondland puts Pompeo right in the middle of Trump’s bribery scheme,” former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance told Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. “And, Pompeo, who listened in on the July 25 call, knew what was at stake — Trump was forcing [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into the Bidens that was politically valuable to Trump’s 2020 campaign.”
Vance added: “Pompeo, top of his class at West Point and a graduate of Harvard Law, knew it was wrong.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: “[Pompeo] was aware of the connections that you were making between the investigations and the White House meeting and security assistance?”
— The Hill (@thehill) November 20, 2019
Rubin agreed, and observed that unlike the president, Pompeo has no protection from legal exposure.
“The House Intelligence Committee should make a criminal referral, subpoena Pompeo for testimony and proceed with impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t comply,” she wrote. “The message to future secretaries of state must be that they must [not] participate in illegal schemes and that their oath is to the Constitution, not a president.”
Sondland: ‘We Followed the President’s Orders’
Gordon Sondland will say in sworn testimony before Congress that he “followed the President’s orders” to extort a quid pro quo and engage in a bribery scheme with Ukraine, according to the text of his opening remarks his attorney has released ahead of his testimony Wednesday morning.
“Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit,” Sondland will say, CNBC reports.
“Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the President of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the President.”
Sondland will also say, “we followed the president’s orders” to work with Giuliani, Bloomberg adds.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
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“Convenience is not an acceptable reason to skirt information security rules. She should be held to the same standard as everyone else,” said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight, upon hearing the news that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley used a Blackberry smartphone to communicate with staff regarding North Korea’s July, 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US.
“For an administration obsessed with security lapses others have committed, and for a still-rising star in the Republican party, this could be more than a little embarrassing,” The Daily Beast notes in their exclusive report on Haley’s security violation:
Haley was in a rush as she headed to her office—“On my way in”—shooting emails back and forth with top aides who’d been with her since she was governor of South Carolina. She needed to make a statement, and they were drafting it for her. “Let’s clean this up,” she writes after looking at some of the copy. “Pretty this up for me,” she says, then, “Can’t find my password for the high side.”
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