The University of Georgia may have found a way to expel teaching assistant Irami Osei-Frimpong after the TA went viral in January for saying that some white people might have to die in order to make black communities whole.
What’s this guy all about, anyway?
Osei-Frimpong, who is a philosophy teaching assistant at the university, said on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance freedom.”
In the January Facebook post, the TA said that anyone who disagreed with his remarks was “ahistorical and dangerously naive.”
He ended up deleting the post after receiving backlash, but it wasn’t the first time he made this type of inflammatory remark. He made similar remarks in 2017, and Facebook ultimately suspended his account. He insisted that remarks about white people dying for black people “should not be controversial.”
The University of Georgia did not openly condemn Osei-Frimpong’s remarks and did not take any action against him at the time.
A spokesperson for the college said that he simply expressed his “personal opinion” in a “personal capacity.”
So what’s happening now?
According to a Thursday report by Campus Reform, Osei-Frimpong is facing allegations of deliberately omitting information from his school application.
The TA reportedly did not divulge that he had been arrested in 2011 on a trespassing charge, as noted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In not self-reporting the arrest, Osei-Frimpong reportedly violated the school’s code of conduct.
Additionally, the outlet reports that the TA was also accused of “neglecting to cite his previous University of Chicago studies.”
Osei-Frimpong testified in front of a student panel earlier this month.
The TA believes that he is being targeted for his beliefs.
The panel is expected to reach a verdict in May.