Course Description for Philosophy of Race and Racism
Philosophy of Race and Racism
Description: This course investigates race and racism from a philosophical perspective. As such it focuses on the metaphysics of race, critical analysis of core concepts pertaining to race and racism, and ethical evaluation of racism and race-related injustices. Central considerations include what race is; its social construction; the relationship between concepts of race and racism; the impact of race and racism on social, political theories and ideals; different kinds of ethical wrongs related to race and how best to address them; and racism and personal character.