June 28, 2017
Trinity College has placed Professor Johnny Eric Williams on leave “effective immediately” after he made national headlines for his disparaging Facebook remarks.
As Campus Reform initially reported, Williams appeared to endorse the idea that first responders to this month’s congressional baseball shooting should have let the victims “fucking die” because they are white, sharing an article written by an anonymous author titled “Let Them Fucking Die.”
“Least of all put your life on the line for theirs, and do not dare think doing so, putting your life on the line for theirs, gives you reason to feel celestial. Saving the life of those that would kill you is the opposite of virtuous. Let. Them. Fucking. Die. And smile a bit when you do,” the anonymous author concluded, with a picture of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as the cover photo.
Williams himself later suggested that he is “fed the fuck up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexually and racially oppressed people,” saying “the time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now.”
“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. #LetThemFuckingDie,” Williams wrote in a separate Facebook post.
Now, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has announced that Williams “has been placed on leave, effective immediately.”
“We’ve determined that a leave is in the best interest of both Professor Williams and the college. The review by the Dean of the Faculty of the events concerning Professor Williams will continue,” she added.
Campus Reform initially reached out to Williams for comment on his remarks, though he has yet to respond.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:28 am