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Race & Ethnicity in America

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June 20 + 23, 6-8pm ET

Damion Scott

This course explores the intersection of race and ethnicity in the United States via historical survey and analysis of contemporary issues: (1) race, (2) ethnicity, 3) discrimination, (4) the social construction of structural injustice, and (5) the nature of human identity and difference. This course also examines the popular conflation of race and ethnicity. We will explore the conceptual issues around the delineation of race and ethnicity. In particular, we will focus on some of the main theories of racial identity and categorization: essentialism, non- essentialism, realism, prescriptivism, eliminativism, and pragmatism.

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Damion Scott is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) and a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Stony Brook University. He researches metaphysics, aesthetics, and Africana Philosophy. He is the author of "Afrofuturism and Black Futurism: Some Ontological and Semantic Distinctions" in the Palgrave Macmillan Anthology, Critical Black Futures.

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