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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Univ. of Georgia teaching assistant says ‘some white people may have to die’ for black communities to be ‘made whole’

A teaching assistant at the University of Georgia is under fire after reportedly writing a racist and violent Facebook post about the death of white people, according to Campus Reform.

What are the details?

In his post, Irami Osei-Frimpong, a philosophy teaching assistant at the university, reportedly said that "some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance freedom."
According to the TA, anyone in disagreement with his sentiments was "ahistorical and dangerously naive."
The comment has since been deleted, according to Campus Reform. The outlet did get a screenshot of the comment.

Does he have a past?

This apparently isn't the first time that Osei-Frimpong has made such comments, according to the outlet. 
In May 2017, Facebook reportedly suspended the TA for quoting an article that detailed a Texas A&M professor's remarks that "in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die."
In response to the 2017 Facebook suspension, Osei-Frimpong wrote a blog post that might have been even worse.
"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 explained in a blog post on Medium while discussing his Facebook suspension. "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.
"This should not be controversial," the TA's post insisted.
Just last week, Osei-Frimpong tweeted, "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."
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.

"Blacks kill Blacks because they have never been trained to kill Whites"
-Dr. Bobby Wright

What did the university say?

The University of Georgia has refused to condemn the TA's remarks, and has not taken any action, according to Campus Reform.
A spokesperson at the university's Equal Opportunities Office told the outlet that the TA's remarks expressed his "personal opinion" in a "personal capacity."

Campus Reform said it reached out to Osei-Frimpong but did not hear back.

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