by Kevin Currie-Knight
Kevin Currie-Knight and Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) discuss Sheena’s theory of racelessness, why she is a race skeptic and eliminativist, and their mutual interest in the race satire of Harlem Renaissance writer George Schuyler.
:05 – Why talk about race always seems so polarized and partisan 7:45 – Sheena is a skeptic and eliminativist about race. What does that mean, and how does it compare to other approaches? 17:35 – Ibram Kendi’s approach to thinking about race is understandable but wrong. 29:56: How to attempt racelessness in a world so used to the existence of race? 40:29 – what will “interracial” intimacy, marriage, and births do to current notions of race? 51:36 – Harlem Renaissance writer George Schuyler and satirizing the fiction of race 1;07:25 – Is Schuyler’s skepticism about race partly why he drifted to the political right-wing?