Tommy J. Curry PhD is an associate professor at Texas A&M university and teaches courses in the philosophy department. A black man, Curry specializes in “Critical Race Theory,” according to his bio at the university website. In an interview with blogcaster Rob Redding “America’s Independent Voice,” Curry affirms in what instance the killing of white people is appropriate. He told Redding in the blogcast, “In order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people might have to die.”
Armed with a doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, which is a publicly-funded institution like Texas A&M, Curry has since pursued his various interests in: “Critical Race Theory and Africana Philosophy, Anti-Colonial Economic Thought and Colonial Sexuality Studies, Social/Political Philosophy (specifically Civil Rights Jurisprudence), & Biomedical Ethics of Investigational Treatments and the Ethics of Pain and Suffering.” In addition, the university notes that he is the executive director of Philosophy Born of Struggle (PBOS). The PBOS website describes itself as “a community, a conference, and a textbook. The textbook edited by Leonard Harris is in its second edition.” Harris is a professor of philosophy at Purdue University.
Among the courses Curry teaches are: “Radical Black Philosophies,” and “Social and Political Philosophy.”
In his interview with Redding in 2013, Curry said that white people cannot be ignorant of racism, while blacks who believe that whites can be educated about racism are but fools. He denounces Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for regarding whites as reasonable people. Curry also decried what he called the “integrationist” model of relations between races. For him, relations between blacks and whites can only be understood as being noted by power. “White people don’t want to question their physical life and certainly not their own racial existence,” he said in the interview. “Because that means they would have to accept that death could come for them at any moment, the same way non-white people have to accept that. And they don’t want to question their existence, they’re not willing to give up their existence. They’ll hold on to their white life just as much as a [unclear] will hold on to a crack pipe. They are fundamentally addicted to the purity of what they see whiteness to be.”
In another interview, available on YouTube, Curry said in November 2016 “I find it untenable, I find it apologetic to endow white people with virtue and almost a child-like innocence when they have to deal with something like white supremacy and racism.”
At the leftist Truth-out website, Curry criticized both Barack Obama and black media. In an article titled, “When Black News Disappears: White Holds on Black Intellectuals’ Minds and Misinforming the Black Public,” Curry wrote:
“As an historical entity, the Black press has not only offered critical commentaries and political critiques of the sempiternal racism of the modern world, but correctives as to how white newspapers, opinion-makers, legislators, and most importantly the white public sought to justify their complacency towards and support for anti-Black racism and the sexual brutalization of Black men, women, and children. Today, however, the post-Obama lullabies of racial détente and the progressive liberal passivity of Black intellectuals have allowed the structural and ideological manifestations of white supremacy to remain unquestioned despite their persistence alongside the growing realities of Black death.”
In conclusion, Curry wrote, “There is a very real contradiction between the symbolism of Obama’s reign and the worsening plight of Blacks under Obama’s reign. Rather than being at odds with the type of progressivism that perpetuates the poverty, the apparati of state-sponsored violence, and social repression, the Black press has taken to excusing it—pointing out the extraordinary cases of violence that shock us most, but leaving the racist narrative written into the foundation of America’s democracy, militarism, imperialism, and capitalist lust untouched.”