Charles Mills on "Racial Justice" - Paul and Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture

“Racial justice” is a term widely used in everyday discourse, but little explored in philosophy. In this talk, I look at racial justice as a concept, trying to bring out its complexities, and urging a greater engagement by mainstream political philosophers with the issues that it raises. After comparing it to other varieties of group justice and injustice, I periodize racial in/justice, relate it to European expansionism, and argue that a modified Rawlsianism relying on a different version of the thought-experiment could come up with suitable principles of corrective racial justice.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wells Fargo Auditorium - Mathewson IGT-Knowledge Center