In the ghetto …

What is a 'ghetto'? What could possibly be wrong with the (social) concept of "integration"? How might policymakers framing interventions into the lives of the ghetto poor be misguided? The following is a transcript of excerpts from Episode 23 of the UnMute Podcast, where philosopher Tommie Shelby gives us the surprising answers to these questions… Continue reading In the ghetto …

In my bones, a vested interest in the status quo

This is a good time for me: I turned 30 last year. As a middle-class professional in India, 30 marks the age where you get taken more seriously at work, where you get some of your money into an SIP if you haven't already, where your family finds some nice girl for you to settle… Continue reading In my bones, a vested interest in the status quo

The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music

The following is a transcript of a small part of Episode 19 of the UnMute Podcast, where philosopher Paul C. Taylor and Myisha Cherry discuss what the worry is behind a white rapper like Iggy Azalea topping the charts. The ideas they discuss are also very useful for thinking about other socially unfair contexts. For… Continue reading The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music