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Trinity College professor tweets 'Whiteness is terrorism,' criticizes Obamas

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"First of all, they don't understand what I'm talking about, which reveals their shortcoming of knowledge about white supremacy," Williams said. "Trinity is a very hostile place. I know that many of them think a black person's humanity is negotiable. As of now, the environment here is hostility to anyone who isn't white and from the upper crust. All of them are not bad, but there's a preponderance of them who try to get their way."

Williams said he wasn't referring to the school's administration.

"I think this time they have my back," he said, downplaying the loss of donations to the school. "As far as I know, there was only one person who withheld the money."

The Obamas and Owens weren't the only African Americans that Williams criticized.

"When I look at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, he's really not black," Williams said Tuesday. "He may look black. He enforces white supremacy ... "

A military veteran, Williams said he's experienced first hand what he's trying to explain on social media. He said when he and his wife, who is white and Jewish, went to look for housing together in West Hartford, they were unsuccessful.


"When she goes by herself, she gets the apartment," he said. "It's not a matter of intent. It's a matter of outcome."

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