Trinity College Professor With Anti-Israel Track Record Calls for Death of ‘Inhuman’ White People After Scalise Shooting
A Trinity College professor with a track record of involvement in anti-Israel activities has written on social media that white people are “inhuman a-holes” and need to “die,” days after the shooting of a top Republican congressman last week.
Johnny Eric Williams — an associate professor of sociology at the Connecticut school — called on minorities to “confront” and “end [white supremacy] now,” following the June 14 attack at a baseball field near Washington, DC in which Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four other people were wounded, the Washington Times reported on Wednesday.
“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,” Williams reportedly wrote on Facebook on June 18.
Williams has a long history of anti-Israel activity, including authoring an article in 2014 on “Academics and Israel,” in which he wrote: “Unlike Judaism, which is inclusive and compassionate to people, Zionism lacks a moral and ethical center given it propagates the belief Palestine belongs to Jews not Palestinians.”
That same year, he signed onto an open letter to the Trinity College president and dean slamming the administrators for publicly denouncing the American Studies Association’s vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel (a decision currently being challenged in court by members of the ASA).
Five years ago, Williams signed a letter titled, “US White House and State Department: Condemn Israeli Aggression in Gaza.”
Williams allegedly helped organize an on-campus event this past March on “Palestine-Israel and the Politics of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: Colonialism, Occupation, or Apartheid? What’s the Difference and What Difference Does it Make?” — including promoting the program on Twitter.
Right-wing new sites The Blaze and Campus Reform have reportedly received no response to their requests for comment from Williams after his posts about white supremacy.
Only hours after Scalise was shot, an Illinois student with ties to Students for Justice in Palestine tweeted that the congressman got what he “deserves.”