Want Transformation? Think for a Change.

I've been in Atlanta for the Advancing Public Philosophy Conference over the past few days, which led to many rich conversations, even more introductions to interesting people, and a whole storm of ideas that are pulsing through my head and filling the pages in my journal. It also led to the first Think for a … Continue reading Want Transformation? Think for a Change.

“You’re Not a Rapist if it’s Not Rape”

“One has to learn to trust one’s own cognitive powers, to develop one’s own concepts, insights, modes of explanation, overarching theories, and to oppose the epistemic hegemony of conceptual frameworks designed in part to thwart and suppress the exploration of such matters; one has to think against the grain.” -Charles Mills, The Racial Contract According … Continue reading “You’re Not a Rapist if it’s Not Rape”

Open Letter to Penn State: #WEstillARE…but how and why?

After what people are describing as the most trying and difficult week in Penn State's history, it may seem like everything has changed. But I suspect that really, very little has changed at all. And that, I think, is quite unfortunate. For all of those who felt dismay over the news about Sandusky's repeated sexual … Continue reading Open Letter to Penn State: #WEstillARE…but how and why?

Think for a Change (19): The Other Ethical Problem with the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

In light of the Penn State scandal that has struck Happy Valley and gained news coverage across the nation, I think it is important to remember that there are multiple issues at stake. Not just Penn State's reputation; not the jobs of a few men; not simply that a number of young boys were abused … Continue reading Think for a Change (19): The Other Ethical Problem with the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal