Trinity College suspends anti-Israel professor

On Monday, Trinity College in Connecticut suspended anti-Israel Black professor Johnny Eric Williams following Facebook posts he made regarding racism in the United States. Williams has taught sociology at the small private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut since 1996.

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 shared an article from the blog at Jews-run Medium magazine with the provocative headline, Let Them Fucking Die, on June 16. The Medium piece begins by quoting a Fusion-Kinja article pointing out that House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot in the attack on the Republican congressional baseball team practice, had ties with white supremacists and opposes LGBTQ rights but was saved by a Black female Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner who is married to another woman.

The Israel Lobby couldn’t miss this golden opportunity to teach a lesson to all Campuses which dare to criticize the Zionist regime.

Connecticut state Republican house leader Themis Klarides and state senator George Logan, both Trinity College graduates, wrote a letter to the Trinity College president Joanne Burgen-Sweeney imploring her to fire Williams immediately. Without conducting an inquiry into the Alt-Right accusations and death threats to Dr. Williams, she suspended him. He along with his family has moved out of Connecticut to escape Zionist Mafia.

Williams has a long history of supporting oppressed people including Palestinians. On September 10, 2014, he posted an article saying: “Pro-Israel supporters use malicious and debased techniques to threaten us into silence such as threatening university administrators with withdrawal of pro-Israel donors’ funding. The threat to withdraw donor funding is so feared by university administrators that the University of Illinois’s Chancellor Phyllis Wise recently rescinded a job offer made to a professor for speaking out against Israeli atrocities in Gaza on social media. Despite the threat of unemployment and retaliation a critical mass of scholars continue to do our job – questioning the answers generally accepted as fact. We dissect the false Israeli occupation narratives that major media outlets disseminate. We expose how Israel is not, as it says, merely exercising its right to self-defense; it is using the IDF and extrajudicial measures to ethnically cleanse Gaza and the West Bank for annexation.

Dr. Williams’ other Jew-hating crimes include support for BDS movement, which seeks legitimization of Jewish occupation over 78% of the historic Palestine, and Free Mumia abu Jamal.

On January 15, 2015, Dr. Williams equated Israeli fascism with FBI and police force’s persecution of Black people in America.

It does not escape Black Lives Matter participants that state violence techniques used by Israel to control and occupy Palestine are also being deployed against us. We are very much aware that police in the US are receiving training from the Israelis on how to dehumanize and control us as “others” in order to shut down our dissent. Palestinians drew the connection too and sent solidarity messages to Ferguson protestors via social media advising them how to counter the effects of tear gas. One especially illuminating tweet read: #Ferguson: The tear gas used against you was probably tested on us first by Israel. No worries, Stay Strong,” he said.

As if that was not enough, Dr. Williams even hangs a large portrait of Black Muslim activist Malcolm X on his office wall (see below).

Last year, Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Christian Wheaton College, was fired for suggesting that Christian women should wear hijab during Christmas to fight Islamophobia in United States.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has opposed the campaign against Dr. Williams and characterized both the threats against Williams and his suspension as attacks on academic freedom. In an email to Inside Higher Ed, Henry F. Reichman (Jewish), the chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, bluntly called Berger-Sweeney’s June 26 statement announcing Williams’ suspension “one of the most mealy-mouthed statements I’ve ever read.”

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