Rachael Kirkconnell, the contestant who went viral after a picture resurfaced of her attending an antebellum party, says she knew it was wrong before it blew up on national television.
"Between that and just a lot of other things about Greek life, I was like, 'I don't wanna be a part of this anymore,' and I dropped out after that," she said on Instagram Live with From Privilege to Progress. "That's the first time my eyes opened about 'OK, there's a difference between being not racist and anti-racist.'"
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She said she deleted the photos years ago.
"I'm so ashamed that I basically participated in that unknowingly because I'm sitting here in my own little privileged, selfish world just thinking, 'Oh, we just put dresses on to go take a photo op,'" she recalled, adding that she "didn't think anything about it because it didn't affect me personally."
On the reunion show months back, Matt James said he tried to explain why the pics were wrong and she didn't understand why he was so upset.