View Full Version : Trinity Professor Cleared Of Wrongdoing Following Controversial Facebook Posts

07-15-2017, 03:46 PM
Two controversial Facebook posts by Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams, which created a national uproar in June, were protected by academic freedom and did not violate college policies, according to a report released Friday by the college.

Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney said in an email to the college community Friday that a review of Williams' posts reached those conclusions and has been affirmed by the college's Board of Trustees.

"Let me be clear: While I support Professor Williams's right to express his opinions, as I have previously stated, I do not condone the hashtag he chose to use," Berger-Sweeney said in her email to the community. "This was interpreted by some to be a call to let people die, though Professor Williams stated publicly that was not his intent. Nevertheless, the words used in that hashtag not only offend me personally, they also contradict our fundamental institutional values and run counter to our efforts to bridge divides and to promote understanding, both among members of our College community and between us and members of communities beyond our own

I wonder what would have happened if the professor had been white? (Obviously a rhetorical question)


"Professor" (?) Williams


Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney


Any questions ?

07-15-2017, 04:24 PM
It's a college founded by Episcopalians, and while not specifically affiliated with the Episcopalian church it's not going to be less liberal. So this conclusion was predictable. Now a white prof posting, "Blue lives matter," or "All lives matter?" They'd be unemployed and basically blacklisted from employment in academia.