HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Trinity College professor that was placed on leave after reposting a controversial article on social media has been cleared of any wrongdoing.Related Content: Trinity College professor placed on leave following posting controversial comments
Sociology professor Johnny Williams, who is black, was widely criticized for his posts seeming to condone white supremacy. Those posts sparked threats, forcing the school to close its campus for a day last month.Related Content: Lawmakers call for removal of Trinity College professor following racially charged comments
On Friday, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney said Williams is protected by academic freedom, and did not violate and college policies.Related Content: Trinity College to resume normal operations after threats prompted closing
Williams has since apologized for his controversial posts on social media.