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Philosophy Colloquium Series - Myisha Cherry, UC Riverside

When: Friday, February 5, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs

Contact: Emily Berry   (847) 491-3656

Group: Philosophy Colloquium Series

Category: Academic


Title: Racialized Forgiveness


I shall introduce a concept that I refer to as ‘racialized forgiveness.’
Cases that exemplify certain conditions which I take as paradigmatic of
the problem of racialized forgiveness includes instances in which: (a)
Who is forgiven and not is determined by the race of the offender; (b)
Praise and criticisms of forgiveness are determined by the race of the
victim; and (c) Praise and criticisms of forgiveness are, at least
implicitly, racially self-serving. I argue that the practice of it is morally
objectionable because of its psychological origins, moral failures, and
negative effects. Accordingly, in order to dodge these dimensions, I’ll
claim we need to practice forgiveness differently.

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