The Skin We’re In: Racism in Canada

In previous posts (e.g., here), I cited remarks that award-winning journalist and activist Desmond Cole has made about the “magical thinking” that enables white people in Canada to convince themselves that racism does not exist in Canada. Last year, Cole made a documentary entitled “The Skin We’re In: Pulling Back the Curtain On Racism in […]

My Journey In Our Struggle (Guest Post)

My Journey In Our Struggle  By   Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, Ph.D. It began, for me, in an inpatient psychiatric unit. I had been sectioned. Why do I begin narrating my journey at this milestone? •    I survived. Not all of us do. I live and work “In The Wake,” to borrow an idea from Professor Christina Sharpe, of those persons […]

Interviews with Black & Indigenous Disabled Philosophers

June 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry August 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters September 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred December 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Kareem Scott September 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Elvis Imafidon November 2016: Dialogues on […]

Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers

The guest post below was originally posted to Melvin Lee Rogers’s Facebook page. It has been posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission from Melvin Lee Rogers. ______________________________________________________________ Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers A long post and I don’t know if it all is clear, but I want […]

I’m Disabled and Need a Ventilator to Live. Am I Expendable During This Pandemic?

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I develop the argument that bioethics is a eugenic technology of government that facilitates normalization of the population through strategies such as “quality of life” assessments. I also argue that the intentional and nonsubjective forms of power that motivate bioethics require the exclusion of […]

Just Mercy

Back in January, that is, in the first weeks of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, I posted about a trip to Alabama that I took in November of last year. On that occasion, Utz McKnight, the Chair of Gender and Race Studies at University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, had invited me to speak to his department about my […]

CFA: Philosophy of Race, University of Pennsylvania, Apr. 3-4, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

The University of Pennsylvania chapter of MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is pleased to announce our fifth annual philosophy conference: MAP-Penn: Philosophy of Race. In keeping with the aims of both MAP International and MAP-Penn, previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-western philosophies, Global Feminisms, and Inclusive Pedagogies and Methodologies.  For this year’s conference, we […]

Is “The Right to Die” Racialized Biopolitics?

[This post originally appeared at Discrimination and Disadvantage. In one respect, the title of the post was redundant: biopolitics are always racialized.] _________________________________________________ My post earlier in the week drew attention to the imbrication of the sub-field of bioethics in the workings of biopower and neoliberal biopolitics. I noted how biopolitics has produced discussions in bioethics that […]

Academic Staff and Racism

As an article in Times Higher Education (THE) reports, the U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has charged that U.K. institutions take racial harassment and other forms of racism directed at students more seriously than they take racist abuse directed at academic staff. The THE article by Anna McKie is reprinted in its entirety […]

The Trans/Gender Debates in Philosophy: A New Look for Old Views

In a recent post, I asserted that feminist philosophers must work harder to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender (and in their feminist philosophical work more generally). I pointed out that heretofore interventions in the debates thus far have largely (I could have said […]