PHIL 677 - Seminar in Social Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar will examine the content and basis of our individual and collective obligations to eradicate racial injustice in the American education system. What makes it unjust? What counts as evidence of injustice? What lessons can we learn from history? In addition to developing the necessary methodological, normative, and conceptual resources for our inquiry, and attending to empirical data on racial disparities in education, we will consider the history of race in American education, ways in which race is constructed in K-12 schools, along with perspectives on how to address racial injustice in education. We will read from various sources including selections on race, gender, and education by Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, and others. The main text will be The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice (Chicago). This course is open to all graduate students, and hopes to attract students interested in educational inequality and social justice from disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the professional schools.

PHIL 677 - Seminar in Social Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
4Graduate Standing
W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
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Purchase the paper edition of The Color of Mind. Used copies of Blacks and Social Justice may be available online.
ISBN: 022652521X
The color of mind : why the origins of the achievement gap matter for justice, Author: Darby, Derrick, 1967-
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780847677573
Blacks and social justice, Author: Boxill, Bernard R., Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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