Invited Talk: Racism as Misandric AggressionMarch 27, 2019 at 57 p.m.

TimeMarch 27, 2019 at 57 p.m.

Racism as Misandric (Arbitrary Set) Aggression: The Death of Racialized Males as an Analytic Grounding of the Violence Created by Western Patriarchy

By: Tommy J. Curry

Abstract: Current theories of racism often emphasis modalities of human negation that result invisibility and experience violence. A more historical analysis of racism as an ethno-nationalist logic suggests that the targeting of racialized males is part of the strategy resulting in the death and dying of supposed inferior racial groups. This paper argues that the content of the concepts deployed as racist de-emphasize Black males as the primary targets of white lethal violence and dehumanization. The result of this social violence and interpretive erasure is the continued dehumanization of Black males in theory and the acceleration of their deaths in society.

Speaker Bio: Tommy J. Curry is a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His research interests are 19th century ethnology, Critical Race Theory & Black Male Studies. He is the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood (Temple University Press 2017), which has recently won the 2018 American Book Award. He is the author of Another white Man's Burden: Josiah Royce's Quest for a Philosophy of Racial Empire (SUNY Press 2018), and re-published the forgotten philosophical works of William F. Ferris as The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferris: Selected Readings from The African Abroad or, His Evolution in Western Civilization (Rowman & Littlefield 2016). He is also the editor of the first book series dedicated to the study of Black males entitled Black Male Studies: A Series Exploring the Paradoxes of Racially Subjugated Males on Temple University Press. Dr. Curry is currently co-editing (with Daw-nay Evans) the forthcoming anthology Contemporary African American Philosophy: Where Do We Go from Here on Bloomsbury Publishing, (2019).His research has been recognized by Diverse as placing him among the Top 15 Emerging Scholars in the United States in 2018, and his public intellectual work earned him the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy's Alain Locke Award in 2017. He is a past recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation and A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellowship (2017), the Ray A. Rothrock Fellowship at Texas A&M University (13-16), and the past president of Philosophy Born of Struggle, one of the oldest Black philosophy organizations in the United States.

PostedApr 17, 2019