A New Approach To Race
About the Course
Critical Race Theory has taken centre stage in recent debates surrounding racism. Tommy Curry argues that current incarnations of the theory fail to address the problem and offer ineffective solutions to the issue. Instead, he puts forward new strategy arguing that to understand racial inequality we must take a more holistic approach, and consider the role of gender in shaping our attitudes towards race.
By the end of the course, you will have learnt:
- The origins and history of decolonisation
What is Critical Race Theory?
How racism intersects with gender
- The issues surrounding intersectionality
- How we should rethink our approach to racism
IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.
About the Instructor
Tommy Curry is a philosophy professor at Edinburgh University where he holds a Personal Chair in Africana Philosophy and Black Male studies. His research focuses on Africana Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Anti-Colonialism, Black Male Studies and Public Health.
Curry is the esteemed author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood which won the American Book Award in 2018. The Man-Not is regarded as controversial for its discussion of the rape of black males during American slavery by white men and women but has received multiple positive reviews in Masculinity Studies, Black Studies, and Gender Studies journals.
Part One: The Story of Decolonisation
Part Two: The Future of Decolonisation