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 learned:
- 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
As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, and discussion boards to have your say.
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 focusses 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 DecolonisationIn Part 1, leading philosopher Professor Tommy Curry unpacks the concept of decolonisation. He explores the way in which western thinkers and institutions have misinterpreted its meaning, and offers his argument for why 'colourblindedness' is a flawed pol
Part Two: The Future of DecolonisationIn Part Two, Professor Curry delves further into the topic of decolonisation, whilst also focusing on how race and gender interact. He explores the issues within intersectionality, and how white feminist thinkers have distorted the image of the black male