Only Five Black Philosophers Are on Faculty at British Universities


And only two of them are employed in philosophy departments, according to UCL philosopher Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, writing in the The Times Higher Education Supplement on bias, stereotype threat, and philosophy’s general neglect of the issue of race.

UPDATE (3/20/2014): Here is the audio from “Why Isn’t My Professor Black?”, a panel discussion on March 10th at UCL, featuring Professor Coleman and other academics.

UPDATE 2 (3/20/2014): John E. Drabinski, a professor of black studies at Amherst College, comments  on Coleman’s essay and on how “philosophy as a discipline is a racialized project.”

UPDATE 3 (3/25/2014): Here is the video of “Why Isn’t My Professor Black?”

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