Philosophy’s systemic racism
A Princeton lecturer reflects on why racism is baked into philosophy's very structure. For Avram Alpert, the problem of racism in philosophy is not limited to acknowledging some of its most significant representatives like David Hume, Immanuel Kant and G. W. F. Hegel held cleary racist views. It goes far deeper than that. In this essay for Aeon magazine, he explores how the focus on individual racism dramatically fails to address its systematic nature.