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Tommy Curry has drawn attention to himself for expressing solutions to racism that would require the killing of white people. In a May 2012 podcast that resurfaced in 2017, Curry argued that “when we have this conversation about violence, or killing white people, it has to be looked at in the context of historical turn…. In order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die.”[1]

Curry also claims that black people who believe that whites can be educated on racism are “fools,” and he denounces the “integrationist” model of race relations.[2] In commenting on the renewed attention to his comments, Curry argued it was a part of scholarly analysis, asking, “is it rational to think a discussion about Nazis means the professor is espousing those beliefs?” Curry’s arguments center on the notion that for white people to be able to acknowledge the existence of racism, they must first be familiarized with the risks of death that are attached to being a minority.[3]

[1] Watson, P.J. (May 10, 2017). Professor: “Some White People May Have To Die” To Solve Racism. Info Wars. Retrieved from https://www.infowars.com/professor-some-white-people-may-have-to-die-to-solve-racism/

[2] Dreher, R. (May 8, 2017). When IS It OK To Kill Whites. The American Conservative. Retrieved from http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/when-is-it-ok-to-kill-whites/

[3] Saxena, V. (May 13, 2017). Professor Thinks “Tradition” of Killing Whites is Still Relevant. Conservative Tribune. Retrieved from http://conservativetribune.com/professor-despicable-views/

Racist "Anti Racist" | 2017

Associated Organizations:

Philosophy Born of Struggle (President); American Philosophical Association (committee member); Radical Philosophy Association; National Conference of Black Studies; Society for Advancement of American Philosophy

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