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The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, the Chancellor Dunning Trust, and the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity are pleased to present

Chris Lebron, John's Hopkins University

"Race, Injustice, and the Burden of Hope"

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:00 pm

Chernoff Hall, Room 117

All political societies rely on the idea of hope. Hope is the basic idea that though the future is uncertain, one holds on the possibility that things will eventually improve. Christopher Lebron argues that under many circumstances, hope is a rational and reasonable attitude for people to embrace. Yet, the persistence of racism and injustice in America make hope an especially burdened attitude for black Americans, and that, yet, blacks cannot afford to give up on hope.


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