CALIFORNIA ROUNDTABLE ON PHILOSOPHY AND RACE
From Academic Influence:
Unsuprisingly, the Philosophy of Race is an ever-growing area of inquiry within the larger field of philosophy. As growing social unrest and protest movements intensify, and as more thinkers challenge the idea of a universal subject of experience and the insitutions that rely on the maintanence of such universals, the questions the philosophy of race confronts are more important than ever.
Five of the Top Twenty-Five Influential Philosophers of Today have appeared as Keynotes at the California Roundtable of Philsophy and Race.
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Pictured (clockwise): Linda Alcoff, George Yancy, Charles W. Mill, Robert Bernasconi.
In this conversation, Syliva Wynter and Bedour Alagraa discuss the embrications of education, language and rites of passage, of struggles over discipline and Black studies, of the pitfalls of the state, in this endeavor towards a Third Event.
"The question is, 'What will be the cure?' That is where the Third Event becomes important you see, because it is a recognition that we are a species, but not in the manner we have been accustomed to, that we can narrate this problem in a different way. So the affliction of the virus—what is the cure then? The cure is that we must enact a transformation of the whole entire society, or else something else will come up."
By George Yancy
"Oppression and devastation preceded and engineered the creation of the 'Black'; we are just in a long dirge in which resistance and rebellion follows repression and adds shouts, prayers, and expletives. How do we resist? We do so in innumerable ways through arts and activism, betrayal and code switching as 'shape shifting.'"