CRPS Workshop Series: Lawrence Blum on Racialization, Racial Identity, and Race Blindness

Past Series, SOF/Heyman Workshops

November 20, 2015 Friday, 12:15pm EST Schermerhorn Extension, Room 758, Columbia University
  • Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice
  • Institute for Research in African American Studies

The Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice promotes normatively inflected social and political thought geared to thinking through the demands of racial justice in the United States in the aftermath of Jim Crow and the election of our nation’s first Black president. Housed in IRAAS, the Center sponsors interdisciplinary initiatives that, while chiefly driven by the scholarship of philosophers and social and political theorists, regularly engages the broadest available range of empirical, social scientific and interpretive, historical-cultural inquiry. CRPS builds on Manning Marable’s legacy by maintaining a focus on the contributions that African American Studies has made and will continue to make to the articulation of a racial justice agenda.

Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy & Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston will lead this workshop titled "Racialization, Racial Identity, and Race Blindness: A Comparison of the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil."