PHIL 274.001 – Race, Racism, and Social Justice: African-American Political Philosophy

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Instructor: Karl Adam. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via remote instruction.

What changes in American society does racial justice require?

How is oppression based on race related to oppression based on gender, sexuality, religion, class, etc.?  When, if ever, is physical violence a justified response to oppression?  What kinds of power are worth seeking?  We will explore these and other questions by engaging with some of the most influential texts in the African American tradition of political thought by authors such as Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King JR, Audre Lorde, and Kimberlé Crenshaw among others.