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Committee: Status of Black Philosophers

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of black philosophers. Among its responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices and to advise the board and the members of the association of ways in which they may be rectified; to advise black philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination that they may encounter; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy.

The committee also publishes the Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, the editors of which serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee.

In addition, this committee presents the Joyce Mitchell Cook award, recognizing a book written by a trailblazing black woman philosopher.

Committee Reports

2014 report

2013 report

2012 - no report submitted

2011 report

2010 report

2009 report

2008 report

Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience

Current issue


Upcoming Events
Deadline for advance registration for the 2016 Eastern Division meeting
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Nomination deadline for the 2016 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Proposal submission deadline for Small Grant funding and for Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Pacific Division paper submission deadline
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Related Group News

Bramble and Thibodeau win the 2015 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize!
Posted in APA Announcements, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The APA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize! The winners will each receive $1,000, awarded at the ... more »

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Associate Chair (2016)
Julie Maybee
Chair (2016)
Tina F. Botts
Member (2016)
Johnathan Flowers
Member (2016)
Elizabeth Minnich
Member (2016)
Cavin Robinson
Member (2017)
Nathaniel A. Coleman
Member (2017)
Lee A. McBride III
Member (2017)
Naomi Zack
Member (2018)
Timothy J. Golden
Member (2018)
Rodmon King
Member (2018)
Dwayne A. Tunstall
Newsletter Editor
Tina F. Botts
Newsletter Editor
John H. McClendon
Newsletter Editor
George D. Yancy


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