Outrage is swarming the University of Georgia after a teaching assistant made a violently racist post on Facebook.
Campus Reform reported that Irami Osei-Frimpong, posted that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance freedom.”
Osei-Frimpong, who is a philosophy teaching assistant, also shared that anyone who disagreed with him was, “ahistorical and dangerously naive.”
The comment has since been deleted but not before it was captured via screenshot and spread across the internet. However, this isn’t the first time the assistant has displayed such vitriolic commentary.
In 2017, he was suspended from Facebook after posting referrences to a Texas A&M professor who said that, “in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die.”
Although that wasn’t nearly as bad as what Osei-Frimpong wrote in response to the initial suspension.
“Killing some white people isn’t genocide; it’s killing some white people. We had to kill some white people to get out of slavery,” he said via blog. “Maybe if we’d killed more during the 20th century, we still wouldn’t talk about racialized voter disenfranchisement and housing, education, and employment discrimination.”
The teaching assistant surprisingly believes that, “This should not be controversial.”
He even condoned fighting just the week before in a tweet that reads, “Fighting White people is a skill. Really, it’s one reason I’m in support of integrated schools. You have to get used to fighting White people. It takes practice.”
Equally of note, is that Campus Reform reports that the University of Georgia has declined to condemn Osei-Frimpong’s remarks or take any action against him.
The university’s Equal Opportunities Office spokesperson stated that the assistant was giving his “personal opinion” in a “personal capacity.”
How can this kind of hate speech be tolerated? Does the university not see the threat it poses?