Trinity College defends professor's 'whiteness is terrorism' message
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams is capturing headlines once again for proposing "whiteness is terrorism" on Twitter.
The Hartford, Connecticut, sociology professor who called white people "inhuman a-holes" who need to "die" following a shooting attack on congressional Republicans now says "whiteness is terrorism."
School officials, as they did for years, are standing by the professor.
"Trinity College supports academic freedom and free expression and inquiry, which are hallmarks of academia and democratic society," Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney told the educational watchdog Campus Reform on Monday. "When speech proves controversial, our responsibility as educators is to promote more debate and discussion, not less. Twitter is a challenging place for a thoughtful discourse, which is clear from this example."
Mr. Williams, who is black, switched his account settings to private after the April 21 tweets.
Posted by: Fred 2019-04-30