ATHENS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A UGA teaching assistant says he does not fear being fired after he made some controversial comments about white people.
Irame Osei-Frimpong says he has never advocated violence towards white people, but rather economic inclusion for blacks Americans, which he says still has not come.
The Georgia graduate student came under fire after he wrote on Facebook last week, "some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom".
Frimpong doubled down on the statement Wednesday when talking to FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor and even expanded to say others may die.
"People die when they try to advance black interest in these United States. I honestly think some black people may have to be killed for this to happen too. I don't think people would care as much until white people are killed," the 40-year-old graduate student remarked.
The University initially responded by saying the doctorial student's statements were made as a private citizen.
They have recently taken a stronger stance and are exploring termination with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, but the philosophy student says he is not deterred and will continue to speak what he sees as the truth to power.
"I think if I get fired, then I will try to destigmatize getting fired, that is just part of the job....and the job is seeking truth," Frimpong said.
UGA released a statement that says in part, the University has been vigorously exploring all available legal options. Racism has no place on our campus, and we condemn the advocacy or suggestion of violence in any form.