Mills to speak on 'Liberalism and Racial Justice' Jan. 18
Charles Mills, distinguished professor of philosophy at City University of New York’s graduate center, will deliver Nebraska’s Cedric Evans Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms A and B.
An influential philosopher, Mills has made a career of questioning mainstream philosophy and political theory, holding that orthodox political philosophy is underpinned by deep racial bias. His work challenges central philosophical, political figures and othercontemporary social justice theorists. Mills argues that racism has shaped the theory of liberalism from the beginning, resulting in “racial liberalism.”
Mills is the author of “The Racial Contract” (1997), “Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race” (1998), “From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism” (2003), “Contract and Domination” (2007), “Radical Theory, Caribbean Reality: Race, Class and Social Domination” (2010), and “Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism” (2017).
The talk is sponsored by the departments of philosophy and sociology, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Convocations Committee, and the Evans Memorial Lectureship Fund.