A Connecticut college professor has created a firestorm for calling white people “inhuman a-holes” who need to “die” following last week’s shooting attack on congressional Republicans.
Trinity College’s Johnny Eric Williams’ social media feed after the June 14 shooting of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise included racial tirades and commentary calling on minorities to “confront” white people and “end this now,” a reference to an alleged system of “white supremacy.”
“It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system. #LetThemF—ingDie,” the associate professor of sociology said June 18 in a series of Facebook posts. “The time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now.”
The educational watchdog Campus Reform and The Blaze both reached out to the professor for comment Tuesday to no avail.
Trinity College offered no statement regarding the professor’s action. Instead, the Hartford institution reiterated its right on Facebook to “remove comments that are deemed inappropriate, profane, defamatory, or disrespectful to users of the page and/or members of the greater Trinity College community.”
“So it is OK for one of your professors to issue this hateful divisive statement?” Facebook user Doug McDowell replied Wednesday.
“@trinitycollege alumni deserve a response from the administration,” added another, Christian C. Michel.
Mr. Williams’ Facebook page also featured an anonymous article on Medium accusing Mr. Scalise of being a racist and “one of the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in Washington.”
“If you see [white people] drowning. If you see them in a burning building. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: do nothing,” a June 16 article by “Son of Baldwin” says. “Let. Them. F-ing. Die. And smile a bit when you do.”
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