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Racial and Ethnic Complexities in US American Life: Implications for African-Americans

I explore changing demographics in the US of A and what the consequences might be for African Americans in terms of how we wrestle with issues of social justice, alliances with persons of other racial and/or ethnic groups, etc. New complexities are generating need for reconsiderations and altered practices.
When Oct 03, 2002
from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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LUCIUS T. OUTLAW, JR. 

 

Professor of Philosophy and Director of the African American Studies Program, Vanderbilt University

Lucius Turner Outlaw, Jr., formerly T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, Pennsylvania), is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the African American Studies Program at Vanderbilt University. (Outlaw has been a member of the faculties of Morgan State University and Fisk University; a visiting professor at Spelman College, Howard University, and Hamilton College. For the 1996-98 academic years Outlaw was the David S. Nelson Professor of Boston College.) He teaches, researches, and writes about African Philosophy; African American Philosophy; Marx; Critical Social Theory, regarding racial matters in particular; Social and Political Philosophy; and the history of Philosophy in the “West.” Born in Starkville, Mississippi, he is a graduate of Fisk University (B.A., Philosophy, 1967, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Boston College (Ph.D., Philosophy, 1972). Recent essays have been published in Philosophical Forum, Journal of Social Philosophy, Man and World, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, The Journal of Ethics, and a number of anthologies. A collection of several of his essays, On Race and Philosophy, was published by Routledge. He is presently at work on another book of essays entitled, tentatively, In Search of a Critical Social Theory of Race.

Racial and Ethnic Complexities in US American Life: Implications for African-Americans

I explore changing demographics in the US of A and what the consequences might be for African Americans in terms of how we wrestle with issues of social justice, alliances with persons of other racial and/or ethnic groups, etc. New complexities are generating need for reconsiderations and altered practices.

October 3, 2002