Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so for this month's playlist we're featuring episodes from the archive that tackle questions about social, economic, and racial justice. We've included shows on twentieth-century intellectual titans W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, we consider the role of righteous rage in the fight for justice, and we ask whether white privilege—or any racial concept—is the best way to frame questions of systematic injustice.

Take a listen!


Black History Month

Episode Title Guest Related Content

Righteous Rage

Myisha Cherry, Professor of Philosophy, University of California Riverside The Value of Anger

James Baldwin and Social Justice

Christopher Freeburg, Conrad Humanities Scholar and Professor of English, University of Illinois Baldwin and Racial Justice

Race Matters

Christopher Lebron, Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University Why Race Matters

White Privilege and Racial Injustice

Naomi Zack, Professor of Philosophy, Lehman College, City University of New York

Is White Privilege a Distraction?

W.E.B. Du Bois

Lucius Outlaw, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education, Vanderbilt University

Thoughts on the Doubling of Consciousness