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Instructor: Logan Mitchell. This course meets MWF 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. in PE 2024.

This course aims to introduce students to key issues in African American political philosophy, with a special focus on Black feminist perspectives. We will examine historical and contemporary texts that address important political questions about being Black in the U.S. We will begin by examining some foundational concepts such as the nature of race, racial solidarity, and racism, reading authors like W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Charles Mills. We will then begin to look at Black feminist political philosophy, discussing the work of authors like Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Myisha Cherry, and Angela Davis. Along the way, we will discuss important topics like the ethics of anger, prison abolition, reparations, intersectionality, and protest.


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