Announcing Phil 298 “Philosophy and Race” Spring 2012

“What is race?  Is race real?  What is racism?  Is racism different from white privilege?  If race is unreal, how is it that racists are real and who are the whites with privilege?  While most of us believe we already possess intuitive answers to these questions, the truth is that most of our answers are not always coherent with one another.  Come join us this spring as we explore race as a philosophical concept.”

This excerpt is from the course description of Visiting Instructor Jose Mendoza’s new course.  He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon, and we are fortunate to have him teach this course and Phil 121 “Individual and Society.”