Report: University of Georgia Won’t Punish T.A. for ‘White People May Have to Die’ Comment

By Craig Bannister | January 17, 2019 | 2:42pm EST
University of Georgia (Screenshot)

A teaching assistant at the University of Georgia (UGA) will not be punished for a Facebook post declaring that “some white people may have to die,” Campus Reform reported Thursday.

Campus Reform, which captured and published the now-deleted Facebook comment, reports:

A University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom." He added that to suggest otherwise is “ahistorical and dangerously naive.”


UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page,

According to Campus Reform, it has obtained a statement from a UGA spokesperson saying that it will take no action against Osei-Frimpong because he was simply voicing a personal opinion:

Despite the TA’s history with controversial racial rhetoric, UGA has chosen not to take any action.

Regarding his latest comments, a spokesperson at UGA’s Equal Opportunities Office said in an email obtained by Campus Reform that Osei-Frimpong’s views expressed his “personal opinion,” in his “personal capacity,” on a private platform.

Read full article on Campus Reform.

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