If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable about the n-word being used so freely in songs by rappers that white people embrace, this story should definitely be of interest to you.

There are some sorority sisters at the University of New Hampshire who are being investigated in the wake a video posted on social media showing them singing along to the Kanye West/Jamie Foxx song, “Gold Digger” song that of course features the catchy hook, “She ain’t messin’ with no broke N***a.”

The Snapchat video posted on Snapchat shows the members of UNH Alpha Phi sorority dancing at a party and just having a jolly ol’ time singing the n-word hook.

 

Not everybody was pleased. It prompted other students to condemn the sorority’s “ignorant and insensitive” behavior. An anti-racism student Facebook group called “All Eyes on UNH” had no problem letting the sorority know.

“A member of Alpha Phi Sorority put up this video of girls singing along to ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West on her Instagram story,” the post reads. “The girls sing the N-word without thinking of the implications.”

The post continued.

“This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance.”

Then social media users also criticized the sorority, claiming it perpetuates racism.

“If you know the lyrics so well, then you should know when the word is coming up and literally shut your mouth,” UNH student Sofia Ford commented under the video on Facebook.

“Not a word for us (white people) to use under any circumstances. It’s ignorant and insensitive. Literally, the N-word should never leave your mouth. If you are white and think this is OK, then you have some serious growing up to do. Buy a dictionary and look up the term ‘institutionalized racism,’ and then come and defend this behavior.”

“Hey white people, literally just don’t broadcast you and your clan of Beckys saying the N-word and you’ll be fine,” seconded Maggie Lowe. “Don’t give any ‘it’s expression crap’ because white people will never ever ever be able to tell me what it’s like to be an ‘n-word.’”

Of course, you won’t be surprised to learn there were others who didn’t think the girls did anything wrong.

UNH student Gabby Razz said: “These girls clearly were not intentionally trying to degrade people of color because of one word sung. They’re college girls having fun celebrating their new members of the sorority.”

Here are the thoughts of “UNH alumni” Eric Hadley: “Maybe these girls are just being normal people singing along to a song. These girls aren’t racist and people up in arms over this are authoritarian p—-s who hate free speech.”

And then there’s the obligatory comment from the school’s administration department offering that it is investigating the sorority and the video.

“No disciplinary action has yet been taken by the university. The incident is under review,” spokeswoman Erika Mantz told the outlet.

“We believe strongly in the right to free speech as recognized by the First Amendment, and we also believe in the right of every member of our community to feel safe and respected.

“We continue to work to improve our campus culture through education, awareness, and action.”

Quite frankly it’s hard to know how to feel about this ’cause anybody with a brain could see it coming at some point.

Whateva. 🙁

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14 thoughts on “Sorority Investigated For Singing N-Word In Kanye’s ‘Gold Digger’ Song

  1. Rap music itself has had a very negative effect on black youth I cringe when I see a young black man listening to it. And the images of all the materialistic actions money white women , disrespecting women the list goes on. It destroys the mindset of a lot of young black boys and girls who idolize this foolishness. These little rich in most cases white girls and boys can sing along laugh about and go back home to there nice big homes in their safe neighborhoods. Black people need to stop being their own worst enemy.

  2. leadjustone on said:

    I agree with others. How about all of us just stop using the word? If that idea is too drastic, at least we might want to consider not putting it in a song with a catchy tune. I don’t see how we can be angry with others for singing a song with a racial epithet that was written and performed by black people. Of course Kanye is married to a white woman, and Jamie Foxx seems to prefer white women as well. Hmmm…..

  3. Terrick harrell on said:

    Just to clear the air. There are two Panhellenic councils. One is called the National Panhellenic Council which Alpha Phi is a member of and the other is the National Pan-Hellenic council which AKA, DST, SGRhos & ZPhiB are members of!

  4. If people are having such a problem with these white girls singing this song, then they should get with Kanye and Jaime for making this crap.

  5. What happened to Liberals embracing or excusing in-appropriate words and comments in the name of truth (ESPN’s Ms Hill) comedy (Jon Oliver, Colbert, Trever Noah) and art (NYC Shakespeare in the Park Depicting Trump assassination)

  6. E THOMPSON on said:

    Soooo what’s the big deal again? It’s in every rap/hip hop song that’s hot right now. Like really. Cardi B says it and she’s not black… Everything is not about race people gesh!

  7. This Sorority group is NOT part of the Panhellenic group!! I take offense in you stating so in this article. The only Alpha’s in the Devine 9 are the Aflpha Kapa Alpha (AKA). I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. another member of the Panhellenic . Please also note I really did not see any people of color in the screen shot. I am very disappointed that you implied in the thread that this was a black Sorority.

    • I trust you Deltas and AKA’s aren’t singing “Gold Digger” uncensored in your respective houses thinking the cameraphones are all shut down.You all know social media is a bitch and it only takes one.

  8. Reg D Ashe on said:

    If you build it, they will come. If you put in a song, they will repeat it! We must stop using the word ourselves. You cannot get mad when it is you who continues to use the “Word”! Kanye is making a great deal of money off this, and could care less! We, need to stop this by not supporting artists who continue to degrade their brothers and sisters like this in song. Don’t get mad, wake up!

  9. African American Woman on said:

    Oh, the hypocrisy! If we ever hope to gain respect and be taken seriously by anyone, we MUST start respecting ourselves. We should be the LAST people to ever even think of using that word.

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