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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

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
Nomination deadline for the 2019 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
Monday, April 15, 2019
Nomination deadline for the 2019 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Nomination deadline for the 2020 Danto/ASA Prize
Friday, May 31, 2019
Submission deadline for the 2019 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Nomination deadline for the 2019 APA/PDC Prize
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Related Group News

Gualtiero Piccinini has won the 2018 Barwise Prize
Posted in APA Announcements, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The APA is pleased to announce that Dr. Gualtiero Piccinini (University of Missouri–St. Louis) has been selected by the APA committee on philosophy and computers ... more »

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