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A New Approach To Race

Tommy Curry

Critical Race Theory has taken centre stage in recent debates surrounding racism. However, critics argues that current incarnations offer ineffective solutions to the issue. Join Tommy Curry, who asserts a new strategy to approaching structural racism.

  • Tommy Curry

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

    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.

Course Syllabus

  • Part One: The Story of Decolonisation
  • Part Two: The Future of Decolonisation