A race and equity officer at UCLA recently wished death to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Jonathan Perkins is a director of race and equity at UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. According to his bio: “Johnathan has also regularly served as a consultant, writer, and speaker on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.”
On March 25, the race and equity director wished death to Thomas – the second black American to serve on the Supreme Court. The controversial remarks were made the same day that the 73-year-old Thomas was released from the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
“No one wants to openly admit [we all] hope Clarence Thomas dies. Whatever you need to tell yourselves,” Perkins reportedly tweeted.
“I’m over it. He is bad. He’s LITERALLY endangered lives of countless of this country’s vulnerable populations. He can go,” Perkins wrote, according to the Post Millennial.
“Thomas can choke as far as I’m concerned. He hurts the people I love,” Perkins continued. “Yes. Clarence Thomas can die and I won’t be sad.”
“I DO hope he dies. And so??? He’s a horrible person,” Perkin declared.
“Uncle Thomas is a sexist token who’s committed himself to making us all share in he and his treasonous wife’s misery,” he added.
Perkins denigrated the Supreme Court Justice as “Uncle Thomas,” a reference to “Uncle Tom” – a disparaging insult used against black people to paint them as race traitors. Progressives often weaponize the derogatory smear against black individuals who hold conservative values, even when there is no merit to their attacks.
Perkins made his Twitter account with nearly 18,000 followers private for several days after making the inflammatory comments, but then recently returned to social media.
Anna Spain Bradley – Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) – told Fox News that Perkins’ tweet “does not reflect my or UCLA EDI’s views.”
UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has a mission to “educate, research and serve is best achieved when our values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are upheld.”
Bradley said in her bio: “My passion for this work comes from my human rights experience and is rooted in the foundational principle of dignity…that every person has inherent value and deserves to be treated as such.”
Perkins isn’t the only progressive that wished ill-will on Justice Thomas, several other leftists were thrilled that Thomas was hospitalized. Many “bleeding-heart liberals” were hoping that the disease would take the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.