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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 chair of this committee serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee on inclusiveness in the profession.

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

2016–2017 report

2015–2016 - no report submitted

2014-2015 report 

2013-2014 report

2012-2013 report

2011-2012 - no report submitted

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience

Upcoming Events
Application deadline for grant requests from the Berry fund
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Nomination deadline for the 2018 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Nomination deadline for the 2018 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Monday, April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Nomination deadline for the 2018 APA/PDC Prize
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Chair (2019)
Julie Maybee
Member (2018)
Rodmon King
Member (2018)
Lucius T. Outlaw Jr.
Member (2018)
Dwayne A. Tunstall
Member (2019)
Myisha V. Cherry
Member (2019)
Lewis R. Gordon
Member (2019)
Keisha S. Ray
Member (2020)
Kevin A. Richardson
Member (2020)
Jeanine W. Schroer
Member (2020)
Olufemi Taiwo
Newsletter Editor
Stephen C. Ferguson II
Newsletter Editor
Dwayne A. Tunstall


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