Connecticut Campus Shut As Professor Flees Following "Let Them F**king Die" Tweet

A professor at a Connecticut college said he was forced to flee the state after he received death threats for appearing to endorse the idea that first responders to last week’s congressional shooting should have let the victims "f**king die” instead of treating them, according to the Hartford Courant.

Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams shared a link to a medium post which suggested that “bigots” should be left to die in life threatening situations. The medium article was accompanied by a photo of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded in the shooting, along with the title “Let Them F**ing Die,” which Williams later used as a hashtag in his ill-conceived posts.

In the post, the author describes a list of disturbing situations in which “bigots” should be left to die, while also encouraging readers to “smile a bit” as these figurative deaths unfold.

“If you see them 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,” the article instructs readers."

“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. Save the life of those that would kill you is the opposite of virtuous. Let. Them. Fucking. Die. And smile a bit when you do.”

Williams also expressed his rage toward white people in a series of tweets. In one, Williams said he was “fed the f**k up” with white “bigots” who demean minorities, immigrants and LGBTQ people. In another, he said the time had come to “put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system.”

 

 

As a result of the posts, which gained national attention, Williams said he has received more than 1,000 threats. The situation briefly forced the closure of Trinity College’s campus in downtown Hartford Thursday morning. The campus had reopened by late morning, though Hartford police provided heightened security.

Unlike the administration at Evergreen State College in Washington, which has been willing to countenance threatening behavior and other provocations from its students, Trinity’s administrators have promised to hold Williams accountable for his actions, promising in a statement that there would be “an investigation" into Williams' conduct.

"The Dean of the Faculty will review this matter and advise me on whether college procedures or policies were broken. I told Professor Williams that in my opinion his use of the hashtag was reprehensible and, at the very least, in poor judgment. No matter its intent, it goes against our fundamental values as an institution, and I believe its effect is to close minds rather than open them."

Williams said he regrets the affect his actions have had on his family.

"It was overwhelming for my family," Williams said. "I have to look out for family. I've got young kids."

But rather than apologize for offending millions of Americans - not to mention the families of Scalise and the other four victims of the rampage shooting at an early-morning practice of the House Republicans baseball team – Williams claims his tweet was misinterpreted. He says the tweet was a response to the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman in Seattle who was armed with a knife.

And what’s worse, he has committed 100% to playing the victim, saying that he’s considering filing a lawsuit.

"This is about free speech as well as academic freedom," he said. "From my perspective, I'm considering whether I should file a defamation against Campus Reform, the site that first shared Williams’ posts.

 

"The black community is beside itself all over the country with the constant killing. It doesn't matter what we do, we still be killed, we still go to jail. Just being black and living is a crime. That's what seems to be the problem," Williams told the Courant.

Read the full text of Trinity's statement below:

Dear Members of the Trinity Community,

 

As many of you are aware, a set of social media posts by one of our faculty members has resulted in a loud and public rebuke and landed Trinity College in a national spotlight, both in the media and across various social media platforms. I understand the concerns many have expressed, and I’m especially grateful for the inquiries we’ve received from members of our community who’ve asked whether what they’re reading and hearing is accurate. To be clear, both personally and on behalf of the College that I represent, I do not condone hate speech or calls to incite violence.

 

I’ve spoken with Johnny Williams, who has been a sociology professor at Trinity since 1996. I wanted to hear directly from him about the messages he posted and what has transpired since. It is important to clarify a few details. On June 16, a writer who goes by the name “Son of Baldwin”—and who is not Johnny Williams—wrote a piece for Medium.com that cited another writer’s perspective on the shooting that occurred at the Congressional baseball practice in Virginia last week. The Medium piece went on to explore broader issues concerning race and the relationship between “victims of bigotry” and “bigots.” The piece culminated with a call to show indifference to the lives of bigots. That call was reprehensible, and any such suggestion is abhorrent and wholly contrary to Trinity’s values.

 

While Professor Williams did not write that article, he did share it on his personal social media accounts this week, and he did so with the use of a hashtag that connected directly to the inflammatory conclusion of that article. Professor Williams, who teaches about race and racism, shared the article on his personal Twitter account using that hashtag; he also shared it on his personal Facebook page.

 

The Dean of the Faculty will review this matter and advise me on whether college procedures or policies were broken. I told Professor Williams that in my opinion his use of the hashtag was reprehensible and, at the very least, in poor judgment. No matter its intent, it goes against our fundamental values as an institution, and I believe its effect is to close minds rather than open them.

 

I want to underscore that what we seek is to build a diverse college community that is welcoming to all viewpoints and backgrounds and that engages in civil discourse on even the most vexing issues. That requires that we continue to uphold our fundamental belief in academic freedom and support our community members’ constitutional right to free speech. But our aspirations for the community we want to be also demand we take particular care with the words we use and the contexts in which we use them.

 

This incident has caused distress on our campus and beyond; threats of violence have been directed to Professor Williams and to our campus community, neither of which is an acceptable response.

 

I denounce hate speech in all its forms, I will explore all options to resolve this matter, and I will be back in touch with our community members with our decisions.
 

Comments

Manthong Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:12 Permalink

 Well, that sounds encouraging.There might be some men of action out there after all. There might be solution to the problem of this fool if Loretta LYNCH was around. 

fx LickItUp Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:16 Permalink

"When they get low, we get way lower still..." I'm sure he was "with her" all the way, even though she is one of the most evil white cunts out there.If this isn't hate speech and a call for willfully letting people die because of their race and their convictions then what is?

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MalteseFalcon fx Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:35 Permalink

"It was overwhelming for my family," Williams said. "I have to look out for family. I've got young kids."Oh look who the victim is here!He didn't give his family a single thought when he wrote that garbage.DSS should be visiting that family to see if William's thoughts and actions are dangerous to those children.I'm sure Comrade Williams would not have it any other way if we were talking about some Christian home schooled children.

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Lucretius FatTony7915726 (not verified) Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:25 Permalink

I must be missing something here... I would have never known that "the Professor" was a nigger, till he started chimping out and spewing his racist hate speech! Take your racist hate speech and preach it to your fellow ghetto ratz in Chicongo, asshole!Why is it that the biggest racist assholes are the ones that are crying RACISM the loudest??? and blatantly engaging in it themselves! Is this, ahem, gentleman angry that he is not one of those shiny blue gum negros, or angry that he is a negro traped in a whitish body? inquiring minds want to know... BTW, you're lookin a bit ashey.

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Dancing Disraeli lil dirtball Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

If it is a psyop, it isn't a very good one.  The negroid  race is the bedrock base of the leftist dem party.It is overwhelmingly outmanned and outgunned by Whites.If this gets to the point where Whites decide they have had enough, this leftist base will be erased in short order.More likely, this is just another coddled 100 IQ black 'professor' with poor impulse control, spouting off.Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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lil dirtball Dancing Disraeli Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:25 Permalink

Shut up with your masonic dualism/binary dichotomy. Black/white, red/blue, left/right, Dem/Rep, Lib/Con ... it's all a bullshit construct and douchenozzles like you only serve to perpetuate dumb shit that weakens the human mind and spirit.

>The negroid race

You couldn't find the real perpetrators using both hands if (((they))) were lodged in your ass crack.

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BeansMcGreens LickItUp Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:29 Permalink

Here is his information:http://internet2.trincoll.edu/facprofiles/default.aspx?fid=1000710Some of Williams' writings:He is also currently writing The Persistence of White Sociology (Palgrave Macmillan) which explores how conventional sociology as a theory, method and ideology functions to ensure the viability of systemic racism.His commentary is featured in media outlets such as Black Agenda Report, Racism Review, CounterPunch, Ctnewsjunkie.com and The Mark News (Toronto, Canada).edit: just noticed this was listed below.

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fleur de lis Son of Loki Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:04 Permalink

If the "Professor" is so concerned about how whitey is holding blacks back, why is he teaching in a white college, sitting in a conference room with white editors, discussing drafts for books to be bought by white schools for white students, and using white publishers for printing and distribution, thereby giving more money to the people he hates.If he had a shred of integrity he would have long since left whitey schools and gone teaching in inner city schools where black children enter high school unable to read.He could have addressed the horrendous, widespread destruction of the black family that leaves children at risk every day, and ensures teens walking into danger and earning police records instead of diplomas or certificates.He could be at the police stations counseling young first offenders and encouraging them to remain in school or direct them toward vocational training. He could have assisted the many black organizations trying to reclaim neglected neighborhoods by repairing homes to give low income families a chance.He could have done any of those things and more but he would rather live in a nice white neighborhood, voluntarily surrounding himself with the people he hates,  all the while stewing in his own hatred and get paid for it.And Trinity is just as bad for allowing such a violent abuse of taxpayer money by teaching putrid fairy tales and not even one post graduate job to show for it.What would his best students tell potential employers?"I was a straight A+ in my White Opression classes, and voluteered to participate in protests."Yeah, that'll land a fab job.It was only a matter of time before Williams's hatred would escape the safe spaces of the verdant campus and wander out into the real world of consequences.Williams's only contribution to the school, the students, the taxpayers, and wider society is intellectual fraud and rot.   

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Internet-is-Beast Bigly Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:38 Permalink

There is another issue that should concern people on this blog. This guy was contributing to a blog that was supposedly protecting his privacy. His online name is "Son of Baldwin". That shows that he was not revealing his identity in his "let whites die post". Notice his twitter posts were less inflamatory, so he was willing to let his true name be known there. The blog in question is called Medium, from A Medium Corporation. I don't know if they were forced to connect his identity with his post or they did it of their own volition, or this arose some other way, but in any case, he was sadly mistaken to think he had anything goes anonymity with that particular blog. Edit--evidently he did give his actual name on his facebook post on June 18, so Medium may very well not be responsible for outing him. That may invalidate the next paragraph as well.Perhaps the real concerning issue here is that blogs can and will blow your identity. This guy thought he could get away with making deplorable racist remarks against whites, but he was unable to hide behind his online name. His mistake was counting on privacy and trusting the blog. People make all kinds of statements on blogs that they know would get them into trouble if they couldn't hide behind an online name.Here is the original post he made on Medium, at any rate, https://medium.com/@SonofBaldwin/let-them-fucking-die-c316eee34212More research is needed to see how in fact his identity was revealed. I wonder if this issue trumps the racism issue.   

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Bigly ebworthen Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:44 Permalink

Dude, he can go to a tent city in Baltimore for all i care. I do not want him within 10 miles of me....Psycho chose to flee. Ha.Just goes to show they will dish it out and think there are no ramifications for threatening whites like that.  I did not contact him. But i am heartened people here have reached their bs quotient and must have done.

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