Jose Mendoza“‘Go Back to Where you Came From!’ Racism, White Nationalism and Xenophobia”

Posted On March 16, 2021
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The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics is hosting a virtual presentation by Dr. Jose Mendoza on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET.

This event is part of the JBB Center’s Spring 2021 Speakers Series-  “Ethical Dialogues Across the Virtual University – Multidisciplinary Perspectives.”

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Title: “Go Back to Where You Came From!” Racism, White Nationalism and Xenophobia

This paper uses the tools of the philosophy of race to interrogate the ways in which the “conventional view” within the ethics of migration (i.e., the view that states have a presumptive right to exclude any and all non-citizens) is often distorted in its real-world application to justify a form of pernicious xenophobia that functions to promote white nationalism.

José Jorge Mendoza is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Washington and is co-editor of Radical Philosophy Review. He is also the author of The Moral and Political Philosophy of Immigration: Liberty, Security, and Equality (Lexington Books 2017), and his articles have appeared in venues such as the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World.