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 and Erik Anderson, 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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