Tommie Shelby, Harvard University, Philosophy and African & African American Studies

Injustice, Dissent & the Dark Ghetto

“Liberalism, Self-Respect & the Ghetto Poor”

Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Impure Dissent: Hip Hop & the Political Ethics of Marginalized Black Urban Youth”

Thursday, November 29, 4pm, 7191 Helen C. White

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public

Friday, November 30, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Political Science Department, the Afro-American Studies Department and Global Studies.

TOMMIE SHELBY is Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and distributive justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled “Justice and the Dark Ghetto.” He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.