CFP: Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on “Race and Public Policy”

Submission deadline: December 31, 2018


This special issue of Public Affairs Quarterly will feature articles that bring philosophical analysis to bear on issues involving race and public policy.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: affirmative action, racial profiling, the Black Lives Matter movement, hate speech, hate crimes, reparations for slavery and other historical injustices, implicit bias, race and health, race and medicine, race and technology, race and the criminal justice system, race and the environment, race and education, race and sports, race and ethnicity, race and immigration, race and identity, and race and inequality.

Submissions on any philosophical topic concerning race and public policy will be considered.   Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and should be double-spaced and prepared for blind review. The journal prefers manuscripts of 4,000-10,000 words in length but articles outside these limits may still be considered.  Articles intended for consideration for inclusion in this issue should be submitted by December 31, 2018 via the journal’s online submission process at

Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at

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