Can the Critical Philosophy of Race help us understand the endurance of race?
A short animated video, produced by Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi), and presented by Eduardo Mendieta, Associate Director, Rock Ethics Institute.
by Rob Peeler Aug 24, 2015
Contributors: Eduardo Mendieta
By: Eduardo Mendieta, Associate Director, Rock Ethics Institute
In this short animated video, produced by Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi), I discussed how a Critical Philosophy of Race can help us understand the endurance of race and its materials effects on African Americans and Latino/as. The general point I make is that race is the product of a series of racist institutions that perpetuate hyper-penality and lawless but sanctioned violence that is targeted at those whose citizenship is always under suspicion and suspension. My hope is that if we see the enduring effects of these institutions, we will be in a better position to address the relentless and pervasive police violence on black and latino/a bodies.
For more information, visit Eduardo's Academia Profile.