Please join us for a discussion with Femi Taiwo (Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University) titled The Arc of the Moral Universe: Inter-Generational Struggle, Fatalism, and Acceptance.
Reparations may seem like a daunting, or even impossible challenge from the ambitious worldmaking project recommended by the constructive view. Of course, it would be an immense and worthy achievement if those of us alive today managed to do the whole thing: ending oppression, building a new social system, and setting up safeguards that prevent the system from backsliding into injustice. But we should resist all-or-nothing thinking about the struggle for justice. No previous generation has won the struggle for justice outright. It often takes everything a generation has just to win the struggle immediately in front of them. But if they pass on the right things, that can be enough. In this talk I will explain why I think we should "act like ancestors", and say what I think is in it for us if we adopt this view.
You can join this event via Zoom.