This course will explore social philosophy through contemporary theories of equality, and the applied field of racial injustice. We will consider which general theories of equality and justice, if any, are most applicable in light of the problems raised by racial inequality. We will also consider which public policies or social practices are justified or required in order to remedy racial injustices. Against the backdrop of the various theories of equality and of race, we will consider, for example, current racial inequalities in the US, the intersectionality of race and gender, and the obligations we may have in academia to include or promote the work of black and other non-white philosophers.
TEXT: No textbook required. Course readings on Canvas.