Hiring black philosophers

This summer There was some discussion on this blog and on Brian Leiter’s about the dearth of Black philosophers in our profession.  Some universities may become interested in hiring Black philosophers and want some resources for finding likely candidates.  I know of two resources for names.  Are there any others you know of?  If so, please let us know.

1. Facebook page for the Society of Young Black Philosophers:  https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_313902619150

  You have to click on “see all” to see the names of all the members, who number over 40.
2.  The Collegium of Black Women philosphers.  http://web.me.com/ktgphd/CBWP/Participants.html
Let me be clear:  There are huge lacks all over the diversity map in philosophy; this post only addresses one of them.  There should be no implication that the others are less important.

3 thoughts on “Hiring black philosophers

  1. The bell curve findings have been debunked and should not have a place on this blog. Hence, the comment is removed.

  2. Affirmative action for whites has always been the norm. If a black candidate might have the opportunity to demonstrate his or her greatness in this sea of whiteness, then so be it. Do read “When Affirmative Was White” by Katznelson.

  3. I am a black philosopher on the periphery of the academic community; who is an autodidact that has published two philosophy books and an autobiography. I have been told that my work may never be valid or relevant ;unless, I decide to matriculate into a university. It is a good thing that I do not believe everything I am told. HaHaHaHa! The Path and Pinnacle of Consciousness and The Reinforcement of Consciousness available on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

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