Overcoming White Blindness
Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen's University)

November 15, 2019, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

University College 2105
1151 Richmond Street


University of Western Ontario

Topic areas


This paper makes an argument for the democratic value of distrust. It begins by analyzing

distrust, since distrust is not merely the negation of trust. The account that it develops

is based on Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in Why We Can’t Wait. Distrust is the

confident belief that another individual, a group of individuals, or an institution will

not act justly or as justice requires. This paper argues that distrust’s democratic value

lies in its ability to temper tyranny. The main example discussed is King’s involveme

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)




Who is attending?

No one has said they will attend yet.

Will you attend this event?

Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

Custom tags: