Johnny E. Williams, professor at Trinity College, had caused quite a stir with his tweet.
Johnny E. Williams is a sociology professor at Trinity College and it was in last April that he had created quite a stir by tweeting a highly controversial opinion, saying 'whiteness id terrorism.' As reported by The Blaze, he had gone on to say, "all self-identified white people (no exceptions) are invested in and collude with systematic white racism/white supremacy."
The professor has had a history of stirring controversy and he had been previously disciplined by the college. He was placed on leave for a Facebook post in 2017, following the congressional baseball shooting, in which he called white people 'inhuman a**holes' and even suggested that first responders should have let white victims 'f***ing die.'
Doubling down on his opinion, Williams has written an op-ed piece with Hartford Courant, entitled "I tweeted ‘whiteness is terrorism’ and was condemned for it. Here’s why I’m right." In his article, he begins with the argument that "The United States is a nation in which people who identify as “white” preside over an oppressive system that everyone is expected to accept as normal."
He claims that he has been a victim and has been derided for his opinions. He writes: "For years now, I have been derided for inciting violence by those who think of themselves as white because I dare to name and write about the sources of racially oppressed people’s suffering — whites and their system of white racism."
He states: "It is a position of power where people who imagine themselves to be white hold the power to decide who is white and who is not; who will and will not prosper; and who will or will not live."
He has presented his case citing examples of forms of discrimination and has been able to gain support from numerous people who align with his point of view but there are numerous people who do not agree with him and have condemned his speeches.