A teacher assistant at the University of Georgia sparked outrage when he said “some white people might have to die” for equality for black people.
He and the university faced massive backlash from students, faculty, and the media for controversial statements.
But you’ll never guess who just rushed to defend the teacher.
Teacher assistant Osei-Frimpong at the University of Georgia was condemned by many for his anti-white statements like “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole” and “blacks kill blacks because they have never been trained to kill whites.”
However, now a staff union at UGA is defending the teacher assistant.
The United Campus Workers of Georgia wrote a letter that included nine signatures from faculty members and administrators that condemned the media for breaking the story about Osei-Frimpong.
Campus Reform writes:
A staff union at the University of Georgia is now defending the embattled teaching assistant (TA) who said “some white people may have to die.”
The University of Georgia (UGA) chapter of the United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCWGA) drafted a letter and petition to defend UGA TA Irami Osei-Frimpong, who said in January that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom.”
The United Campus Workers of Georgia letter included nine signatures from UGA faculty members, including professors, teaching assistants, and administrators. The group’s letter was addressed to UGA President Jere Morehead.
“We write to address the University’s response, which has come perilously close to caving to an outside organization’s attempt to squelch academic freedom at UGA,” the union said, referencing Campus Reform, which broke the story, as the “outside organization.
It noted that unless UGA workers “can rely on our administration to support us, academic freedom does not exist.”
Teacher assistant Osei-Frimpong has even compared southern white people to “autistic” and “sociopathic” kids.
He is truly insane.
The University hardly had a response at all regarding Osei-Frompong’s racist comments, saying “views expressed by students, faculty, and staff in their personal capacities do not reflect the views of the university.”
You can be sure that if the roles were reversed and a white teacher assistant said anything remotely close to what Osei-Frimpong said, he would be fired on the spot.
But because the teacher assistant is black, the University is looking the other way.
This is yet another example of how unions will defend anyone and excuse ridiculous behavior.
In New York, there are nearly a thousand teachers in disciplinary centers every year that are paid a full salary to do nothing – all because Big Labor protects them.
And the New York taxpayer foots the entire bill.
Similarly, Osei-Frimpong wants to ride the waves of the public university system at UGA, and continue to spew racist rhetoric that anyone else would normally be fired for.
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