Oneness and Difference in the Discourse on Race
From the 2020-2021 Online Speaker Series: The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond. Other events in this series.
A key dilemma that has long shaped ethical and political discussions of the legacy of radical injustice concerns the relative importance of “oneness” and “difference.” To what extent, when considering questions of race, should the unity and equality of all humans be emphasized and/or the unique histories, realities, and experiences of historically oppressed peoples be given center stage? In this conversation, Lawrence Blum and Derik Smith think together about this and other related questions, drawing upon both their academic research and their experiences as activists.
2020-2021 Online Speaker Series