URI sorority suspended due to racist video

KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The future of a sorority at the University of Rhode Island is on the line tonight after a racist video was found on social media involving several past members.

That sorority is now suspended until a final decision is made on whether or not to shut it down for good.

This is the video circulating on the popular app, TikTok.

It was recorded back in 2018 by several members of the sorority Alpha Delta Pi at URI.

But it recently came to light following the death of George Floyd.

Most of the video cannot be shown due to the language being used. The women are singing along to the Lil Dicky song “Freaky Friday”, featuring Chris Brown. Many of the lyrics involve the “N” word.

A letter going out to the Alpha Delta Pi community let members know that the sorority’s future is on the line.

ABC 6 News learned that the women in the video have been suspended and the grand council has also suspended the entire URI chapter while they investigate further.

After reaching out to the council, ABC 6 News received a statement saying, “We want to thank the women who recently posted this 2018 video; it gave us the gift of identifying areas where our members need more education and accountability.”

The council said they will make a final decision on the future of the sorority over the next two weeks.

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