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Radical Philosophy Review

Volume 1, Issue 2, 1998
Radicalism at the Century's End and the Dawn of the New Millenium

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Lewis R. Gordon Introduction
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Charles Verharen An Ethics of Intimacy: Race and Moral Obligation
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The author criticizes efforts to resuscitate W. E. B. Du Bois’s claim that people of African descent have a special obligation to each other premised on race. He concludes that Africana philosophers such as Du Bois, Alain Locke, and Lucius Outlaw do not claim to possess essential knowledge of the human condition but instead propose a story human beings can tell about what they’re doing with their lives. Their story exerts imperative force only when they can convince themselves that it is a better story than all the others they have inherited.
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Brian Locke “Top Dog,” “Black Threat,” and “Japanese Cats”: The Impact of the White-Black Binary on Asian-American Identity
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This essay is a reading of two Hollywood films: The Defiant Ones (1958, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier) and Rising Sun (1993, directed by Philip Kauffman starring Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery, based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name). The essay argues that these films work to contain black demand for social and political equality not through exclusionary measures, but rather through deliberate acknowledgment of blackness as integral to US identity. My reading shows how a homosocial bond between white and black stands in for US national identity, and how this identity is unified by foregrounding the threat of an apocalyptic outcome. I use the concept of brinkmanship to illustrate the political effects of this particular narrative form. Then I move to Rising Sun, a film that employs a racial triangle of white, black and Asian men to manage black demand for social change. I argue that the narrative logic and the cultural politics of the film require any figure that is both Asian and masculine to be coded as a foreign enemy.
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Nanette Funk, Andrew Wengraf Honoring Gertrude Ezorsky: The Society for Women in Philosophy’s 1997 Distinguished Woman Professor
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The paper included here was presented by Nanette Funk in Honor of Gertrude Ezorsky, the famed philosopher, feminist, and antiracism activist, at the 1997 Meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy. It is published here as presented. Thus, although it is a coauthored talk the “I” refers to Nanette Funk.
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Norman G. Finkelstein Oslo: The Last Stage of Conquest
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The author compares the strategies used in the conquest of the American West, the imperialism of the Third Reich, the creation of Bantustans in South Africa, and cautions against sanguine readings of the Oslo Peace Talks between Israel and Palestine. He concludes that the current agreements are in fact the last stages of Israeli conquest of Palestine.
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Donna Edmonds-Mitchell Race Relations
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Renea Henry “Mama’s Got a Brand-New Bag”: Angela Davis’s Blues Legacies
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Greg Moses Race-ing Justice: Randall Kennedy’s Race, Crime, and the Law
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Anthony Monteiro From Racialized Philosophy to Philosophy of Race: Lucius T. Outlaw’s On Race and Philosophy
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