Tue, 21 June 2011
Our guest is Dr. Tommy Curry http://philosophy.tamu.edu/People/Faculty/Curry/index.html. Tommy J. Curry’s work spans across the various fields of philosophy, jurisprudence, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies. Though trained in American and Continental philosophical traditions, Curry’s primary research interests are in Critical Race Theory and Africana Philosophy. In Critical Race Theory, Curry looks at the work of Derrick Bell and his theory of racial realism as an antidote to the proliferating discourses of racial idealism that continue to uncritically embrace liberalism through the appropriation of European thinkers as the basis of racial reconciliation in the United States.
Enjoy this lively discussion on race, capitalism, post-colonialism, and a debate over the success and failures of the feminist movement.