The APA Newsletter on Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies has a new issue out. Considering it must have gone to press some time ago, it may seem amazing that the topics are so up-to-the-minute. However, more realistically, it illustrates that urgent current topics are also long-standing ones.
Here are some of the highlights:
Carole Lee’s article has tables calculating the relative representation of different demographic groups in philosophy and religious studies majors and humanities phd’s in the U.S. It also discusses the possibility of a gender/race/ethnicity hierarchy in philosophy (in section 2), with Asian Americans being a “model minority.”
Samantha Brennan’s article talks about micro-inequities and Asian Americans.
Molly Paxton’s article distinguishes between structural and intellectual diversity in academic and the implications of this difference for instituting change.