PHIL 274.001 – Race, Racism, and Social Justice: African-American Political Philosophy
Instructor: Lucia Schwarz. This course meets TR 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. in CW 105.
This course approaches race, racism, and social justice through the writings of prominent African-American political thinkers. We will focus on three main questions: what is race? How does racism relate to sexism? And, is affirmative action justified? For each of these questions, we will read texts by prominent historical figures, such as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Delany, and Sojourner Truth, as well as by contemporary authors such as Thomas Sowell, Quayshawn Spencer, and Tommy Curry.