CFP: NASSP Session @ the 2020 Eastern APA - Systemic Racism, Police Brutality, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Submission deadline: September 15, 2020
January 6, 2021
North American Society for Social Philosophy
New York, United States
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Erik Anderson email@example.com, 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