TA who said ‘Some white people may have to die’ cleared by university

TA who said ‘Some white people may have to die’ cleared by university
Irami Osei-Frimpong (Image: Univ. of Georgia)

[Ed. – A followup to this story. Would the result have been the same if a white TA had said ‘Some black people may have to die’?]

A University of Georgia judiciary panel cleared on Tuesday a teaching assistant who previously made remarks like “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom” and “fighting white people is a skill” of an alleged violation of its code of conduct.

While UGA TA Irami Osei-Frimpong stated that he believed his controversial remarks motivated his trial, the TA was accused of deliberately omitting a 2011 trespassing arrest and his previous attendance at the University of Chicago when applying to the UGA, as Campus Reform previously reported. But Osei-Frimpong released an email from the judiciary panel absolving him of the allegation, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

The panel reportedly concluded that the TA had neither excluded “facts which are material” from his UGA application or provided the school with false data. Osei-Frimpong made a Facebook post in which he named five UGA administrators.

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