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Racism and Discrimination To Be Explored in Lecture

Tommie Shelby

Harvard Professor Tommie Shelby will address racism and racial discrimination during his talk at Emerson College on October 27.

Harvard University faculty member Tommie Shelby will speak next week on “Racism, Discrimination, and Equal Opportunity” in Emerson College’s Adventures in Ethics series.

Shelby, who is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, will speak Tuesday, October 27, at 4:00 pm in the Beard Room. Emerson’s Adventures in Ethics is devoted this year to exploring issues of race and racism. The series is presented by Trustee Leo Hindery Jr.

The aim of Shelby’s talk is “to better understand two contested notions within antiracist theory and practice: racism and racial discrimination.”

Shelby’s main areas of research and teaching are Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard, 2005) and coeditor (with Derrick Darby) of Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason (Open Court, 2005).

The 2015–2016 Adventures in
 Ethics series is the second iteration of a multi–year lecture series co-directed by Associate Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Pablo Muchnik and Assistant Professor in the Institute David Kishik,
 with Thomas Cooper 
as an advising partner.
 It is made possible 
by the generous 
support of Patti Wheeler Hindery and the 
academic leadership at Emerson College.

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