Recently, the Trump administration has instructed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses topics like white privilege and critical race theory.
The president has also threatened to penalise U.S. schools who incorporate material from The New York Times’ 1619 Project into their curricula – a project that teaches on the history of slavery and Black Americans. The reason: it’s divisive, Anti-American; and teaches that the US is inherently racist or evil.
Cherry’s goal in this lecture is to defend anti-racism training and argue that it should also be extended to state-funded programs.
Myisha Cherry is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. Cherry’s books include The Moral Psychology of Anger, co-edited with Owen Flanagan (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and Unmuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2019).