Zukunftskolleg - Event Series 2020/21 - Racism in Academia

What we mean when we talk about Race

Vortragende Person: Dr. Andrea Lailach-Hennrich

Why is race an issue worth to discuss in academic circles? The most obvious answer is that it poses severe social injustice. In order to understand why this is the case and more importantly how we can change it we have to understand how the concept “race” works in our language. What is its explanatory and epistemic role? Does “race” pick out a real entity and if so, what kind? In my talk, I will give a brief overview of the current debate, explain why we need to talk about “race” and what the epistemic costs are if we don’t.

Datum: 02.12.2020