After a University of New Hampshire sorority posted a video of themselves singing the n-word and going viral for it, the school announced that there will be no punishment for the women.
According to TMZ, a university spokesperson said that UNH had opened a probe into the incident where an undisclosed number of Alpha Phi members singing “Now I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger / But she ain’t messin’ with no broke n****rs” from Kanye's "Gold Digger."
Fury at white sorority sisters who sang along to Kanye West's N-word lyric— STOP TERROR (@S_T_O_P_TERROR) September 21, 2017
Alpha Phi sorority sisters at the University of New Hampshire pic.twitter.com/srzXwUI86i
The video was first recorded on Snapchat but eventually made its way on the "All Eyes on UNH" Facebook page, which was created to expose injustices on the school's campus.
"The girls sing the n-word without thinking of the implications," the video post reads. "This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance."
According to the NY Daily News, Erika Mantz, the university's Director of Media Relations, originally told New Hampshire's NH1 that the incident was "under review" but she changed her mind in a statement that was released this past Thursday.
"The university statement suggesting there would be an investigation and possible disciplinary action was not accurate," Mantz said. "The students have apologized and will play an active role in working to improve our campus culture as we move forward. The university has a strong commitment to the First Amendment. We also have an obligation and a role to play in helping students understand how their words and actions might impact other members of our community and we will continue to work to ensure every member of our community feels respected."