CFP: NASSP Session @ the 2020 Eastern APA - Systemic Racism, Police Brutality, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submission deadline: September 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
January 6, 2021

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Conference Venue:

North American Society for Social Philosophy
New York, United States

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We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.

Individual abstracts of 300-400 words should be sent to the panel organizers, Jennifer Bulcock jb3666@cabrini.edu and Erik Anderson erik.anderson@furman.edu, by September 15, 2020. (Please email us with any questions.)

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• What is systemic racism, and how do we address it?

• Black Lives Matter and philosophy

• Racial inequalities and health disparities

• Racism and/in health care

• What do “essential workers” deserve?

• Race and the epistemology of ignorance

• Racial justice: within or beyond liberalism?

• Civil disobedience, political violence, and the ethics of protest

• Are reparations the answer?

• Racism, policing, and the criminal justice system

• Rethinking/defunding policing

• Policing and implicit bias 

• Covering the protests: rhetoric, truth, and social media

• White privilege and moral duties

• What values should undergird our criminal justice system?

• Do police officers have a duty to act when other officers abuse their position?

• What is “reasonable” force?

• Do police officers have too much discretion?

• The virtues of community policing

• What is systemic violence and/or how does it affect communities of color?

• Racial profiling and epistemic injustices

• Criminalization of race

• The politics of historical monuments

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