Racist remarks and calls for violence are perfectly acceptable so long as they are being directed at whites. Such is the case at Texas A&M, where Professor Tommy Curry, who happens to be black, called for whites to be killed during a 2012 podcast.
When these horrific comments came to light, rather than be subjected to disciplinary action or even termination, Curry was spared outright by Texas A&M President Michael K. Young
In fact, Young even defended the professor's incitement by claiming it was protected free speech.
"The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of others to offer their personal views, no matter how reprehensible those views may be," Young said.
Red Alert Politics provides background:
Curry was introduced on the podcast where he made the genocidal comments as “Dr. Tommy Curry of Texas A&M.” Not as Dr. Tommy Curry speaking on his own personal beliefs — Dr. Tommy Curry of Texas A&M.
Curry said on the podcast, “When we have this conversation about violence or killing white people it has to be looked at in the kind of this historical turn. And the fact that we’ve had no one address, like how relevant and how solidified this kind of tradition is for black people — saying look, in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die.”
A&M’s chief marketing and communications officer Amy Smith doubled-down on Young’s defense, telling The Eagle, “I want to afford [Curry] the respect that was not afforded in those comments to others that was said five years ago… We are Aggies and we have to stand up for what we believe in. People have a right to their First Amendment right, but so do we.”
The letter from Young, obtained by Red Alert, is published below:
A condemnation is not the same as exacting the appropriate disciplinary action. It is also sad to note that the head of an institution as prestigious as Texas A&M is unaware that our First Amendment does not condone or protect incitement.