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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 editor of the Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience and the editor of the "Black Issues in Philosophy" APA Blog Series 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

2017–2018 report

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
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Nomination deadline for the 2020 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Nomination deadline for the 2020 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Submission deadline for the 2020 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Friday, June 5, 2020
Nomination deadline for the 2021 Berger Memorial Prize
Monday, June 15, 2020

Related Group News

Request for Proposals: APA Diversity Grants and Small Grants
Posted in APA Announcements, Monday, March 16, 2020

The American Philosophical Association is now accepting APA member proposals for 2020–2021 grant funding. Small Grant Fund Each year, the APA's small grant fund, financed ... more »

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APA Blog Series Editor
Lewis R. Gordon
Chair (2022)
Michael O. Hardimon
Member (2020)
Kevin A. Richardson
Member (2020)
Jeanine W. Schroer
Member (2020)
Olufemi Taiwo
Member (2021)
Dismas A. Masolo
Member (2021)
Camisha A. Russell
Member (2021)
Jacqueline R. Scott
Member (2022)
Dominique Greene-Sanders
Member (2022)
Aminah Hasan-Birdwell
Member (2022)
Anthony S. Neal
Newsletter Editor
Stephen C. Ferguson II
Newsletter Editor
Dwayne A. Tunstall

 

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