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UCLA diversity official: White people should work for free on Juneteenth

‘Maybe just ONCE, you people could give another group a benefit without ‘sharing’ in it’

An official at UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion tweeted out on Juneteenth that white people should work for free on the fledgling national holiday.

Johnathan Perkins (pictured), the office’s director of race and equity, wrote that since “critical thinking is the key to anti-racism,” white people “should NOT be awarded the day off for Juneteenth.”

“Since ‘equality” (identical treatment) is a MUCH more easily attainable goal than ‘equity’ (actual fairness),” Perkins continued, “[even racist] white people get the day off, too.”

In response to a commenter who opined that everyone in our “overworked country” should get the day off, Perkins said “This isn’t surprising because you value community. Most of us do. But white people do not.”

Perkins also claimed it was “gaslighting” and “racist” for a (white) person to say “I don’t see color,” and complained that everybody (not just blacks) getting off on Juneteenth meant he wasn’t able to see a doctor for his alleged “chronic pain”:

Blaming white people, who should ALL be working today, of all damn days. MD offices should be open—Black employees should have a paid day off. Maybe just ONCE, you people could give another group a benefit without “sharing” in it.

Lastly, if you’re a white person, be sure to never to wish Perkins a “Happy Juneteenth” because he will “flip tf out.”

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Last year, Perkins had tweeted out that “no one wants to openly admit [we all] hope Clarence Thomas dies,” and referred to the Supreme Court justice as an “Uncle Tom.”

Perkins also marked the death of Queen Elizabeth by tweeting “Good riddance, colonizer.”

A former official in Harvard’s Office of the General Counsel and at a “premier” law firm in Philadelphia, Perkins fabricated a story in 2011 as a UVA law student about being harassed by campus cops — in order to “bring attention to the topic of police misconduct.”

“As I stood there, humiliated, with my hands on the police car, my only thought was: ‘There is nothing I can do to right this wrong. I have absolutely no recourse,’” Perkins wrote in a letter to the editor.

But after an investigation found his claims to be bogus, he admitted the events as told “did not occur.”

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IMAGE: UCLA Office of EDI screencap

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