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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
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Application deadline for grant requests from the Berry fund
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Deadline to submit reports for the fall board meeting
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Nomination deadline for the 2019 Lebowitz Prize
Thursday, November 1, 2018
APA Lecture by Janet Stemwedel
Friday, November 16, 2018

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Associate Chair (2019)
Michael O. Hardimon
Chair (2019)
Julie Maybee
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
Member (2021)
Dismas A. Masolo
Member (2021)
Camisha A. Russell
Member (2021)
Jacqueline R. Scott
Newsletter Editor
Stephen C. Ferguson II
Newsletter Editor
Dwayne A. Tunstall

 

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