A Baylor University sorority is being punished and a song is being banned after a controversial video involving a racial slur was posted on social media.
Pi Beta Phi sorority is facing multiple sanctions, both from the university and self-imposed, over a video clip that played on an Instagram story Jan. 10.
Good things that go together come in three: Hot dogs, apple pie, and America. Larry, Curly, and Moe. Racism, sororities, and Texas.
Here is the video from the incident:
From the report, it seems as if the girls said the n-word 11 times. From the video, you can only hear the n-word once. I’m not here to say whether or not the girls should get in trouble for this, but instead to confirm the fact that this happens at every college. So, Baylor banning the song on campus? A bit much:
The song, the clean and/or musical version of which was regularly played at Baylor games, has now been removed from athletics playlists, Steuben and university officials confirmed Monday.
“University-wide, we’re going to be very conscious about when it’s played, where it’s played, who is playing it, and so right now it’s just not being played and I think that’s a very fair middle ground,” said Steuben.
You go to a college bar/house party on a Friday night and Mo Bamba is played, the lyrics are all yelled. Does that make it okay? I’m not the moral authority on that. I just write blogs. However, this does remind me of a joke that is done by a much funnier and smarter person than me:
Pi Beta Phi (more commonly referred to as Pi Phi) must also partner with Multicultural Affairs and other BU organizations to co-sponsor a cultural awareness education program for the entire student body, the spokesperson says.
That will solve it. I’m sure those who attend the Multicultural Affairs event at Baylor University are going to love hearing from the Pi Beta Phi girls.
“We have like 3 person of color in our sorority so we are allowed like to say that word in the song.”