Philosophy Under Threat at Howard U.

Here’s the news, via Richard Jones and feminist philosophers:

This would be tragic, and a sad comment on what philosophy stands for among the administrators at universities.  Those guys (n.b.) go to conferences and discussion groups and come up with plans of action together.  Given recent events, it seems languages and philosophy are targeted.

Howard University–Philosophy Department risking elimination.  Request for letters to the university President.

Dr. Sidney Ribeau, president of Howard University, is recommending that Howard University’s Philosophy Department be eliminated.  Would you be kind enough to help support those of us who see this as a strategic mistake in the struggle for Black equality.  In showing support would you write a letter to Dr. Ribeau giving your opinions on the historic centrality of the Philosophy Department at Howard University and the reasons why you believe it should be continued.  This will we a tough fight and Dr. Ribeau will make this decision final December 1, 2010. Please write to:

Dr. Sidney Ribeau, President
Howard University
2400 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20059

In solidarity,

Richard A. Jones
Howard University
Department of Philosophy

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