University of Oklahoma Student Kicked Out of Sorority Following Blackface Video

A sorority from the University of Oklahoma has kicked out a student who filmed a racist video that went viral on social media.

The video was posted to Twitter on Friday and showed a woman from Tri Delta painting her face black. During the clip, the other student says, "Stop, that's too much paint!" The student and the woman recording the video then switch to her face and hands painted black, when the student in blackface calls herself the racial expletive before shutting off the camera. The video had over 837,000 views on Twitter as of Monday.

The Oklahoma Tri Delta chapter announced in a statement on Saturday that a woman recording the video was associated with the sorority.

"Our chapter condemns the racist, offensive and disgraceful conduct of the two women involved in the video posted yesterday," Theta Gamma Delta Delta Delta Collegiate Chapter President London Moore said in a statement. "More specifically, we are deeply disappointed in the actions of the one woman associated with the Theta Gamma chapter of Tri Delta."

The chapter apologized for the incident and said the student's actions did not reflect the ideals of the sorority. Moore said they have removed the woman from the sorority following the incident. Although officials did not name the woman, The Oklahoma Daily identified the student as Francie Ford.

"Chapter leadership has met and appropriate action has been taken. The woman who participated in, filmed and posted the video is no longer a member of our organization," the statement continued. "Last night we met as a chapter and identified important next steps to help us move forward. We, as a chapter, are committed to working alongside the Panhellenic and OU community to continue an open and honest dialogue and make strides toward change."

The University of Oklahoma also released a statement following the incident, saying the school's mission is to "build a community where everyone's identity is respected and valued."

"We were made aware of an inappropriate and derogatory video circulating on social media of two OU students. The University of Oklahoma abhors such conduct and condemns the students' actions and behavior in the strongest terms possible," the statement read. "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. Together let's each take the personal responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive community."

Students walk on campus between classes at the University of Oklahoma on March 11, 2015, in Norman, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Tri Delta chapter said they have removed a student from their sorority following a racist video that was circulated on social media over the weekend. Brett Deering/Getty Images
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