The United States, supposedly founded on the “self-evident” principle of human equality, has in fact been a profoundly racially unequal society from the start. Yet for many years the striving for racial justice and racial equality has been obscured by an evasive discourse of “diversity.” Particularly with the recent rise of white nationalism, however, it has become urgently important to recognize and address the ongoing inequalities of race. This 2-day interdisciplinary conference will bring together 18 theorists from a wide array of subjects—philosophy, political theory, ethnic studies, critical psychology, urban studies, gender theory, and anthropology—to look from their distinctive perspectives at the enduring problem of racial inequality, and how it is perpetuated in a democratic society.
Free and open to the public, this conference takes place in the Skylight Room (9100) of the The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC.
Alia Al-Saji (Philosophy: McGill University)
Bernard Boxill (Philosophy: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, emeritus)
Derrick Darby (Philosophy: University of Michigan)
Michelle Fine (Critical Psychology: The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Mark Golub (Politics: Scripps College)
Juliet Hooker (Political Science: Brown University)
Frank Kirkland (Philosophy: Hunter College & The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Nelson Maldonado-Torres-Torres (Latino & Caribbean Studies: Rutgers University)
Howard McGary (Philosophy: Rutgers University)
José Mendoza (Philosophy: University of Massachusetts-Lowell)
Naomi Murakawa (African-American Studies: Princeton University)
Michael Paris (Political Science & Global Affairs: College of Staten Island, CUNY)
Tommie Shelby (Philosophy: Harvard University)
Falguni Sheth (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Emory University)
Stephen Steinberg (Urban Studies: Queens College & The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Ronald Sundstrom (Philosophy: University of San Francisco)
Andrew Valls (Political Science: Oregon State University)
Gary Wilder (Anthropology: The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Co-organizers: Charles W. Mills (Philosophy: The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Linda Martín Alcoff (Philosophy: Hunter College and The Gradaute Center, CUNY)
Co-sponsored by the PhD Program in Philosophy and the The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
For more information about this conference, visit: centerforthehumanities.org/programming/racial-inequality