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QA 21. (Feb 10) Crying shame (Thinking about race again)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On February 14, 2010
Samantha Vice, a philosopher at Rhodes University, has been thinking about the moral condition of white South Africans. Is it possible to live a virtuous life here, given the continuing privilege that comes with whiteness? Believing that this will be “very difficult”, she argues that shame is “the morally appropriate emotion to feel”. She concludes, […]
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