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Colloquium — Book Panel (“Black Rights / White Wrongs”): Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center), with Frank Kirkland (CUNY Hunter College) and John Pittman (CUNY John Jay College)

October 3, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday from 4:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.
All colloquia will take place at the GC in rooms 9-204/9-205 except as otherwise noted.

October 3 •  Black Rights/White Wrongs Book Panel
Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center)
“Racial Justice”


“Racial justice” is a term widely used in everyday discourse, but little explored in philosophy. In this paper, 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 injustice, 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.

Book Panel



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