Category Africana Studies
Department of Philosophy
Quayshawn Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
In this talk, Spencer will locate the underlying problem for US race theories as being a metametaphysical commitment to racial monism—the view that there is a single nature and reality for race. (Click heading for full description.)
Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University, and radio host
“The Black Presidency”
Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th floor
In “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson will explore the role of race in shaping Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. With the overwhelming number of tragic deaths of several young, Black males at the hands of police officers, President Obama has had to deal publicly with race in ways previous presidents have not. (Click heading for full description.)