By Gracia, Jorge J. E
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María Cristina González and Nora Stigol bring to bear a Latin American perspective to the issues. And Howard McGary considers affirmative action from the perspective of a black philosopher who is not Hispanic/Latino. The section ends with Gracia’s response. Gracia has revised and expanded his original responses to his critics in order to make them fit the book format, providing a coherent and topical account of the philosophical issues at stake, his proposed solutions to these issues, and his answers to the objections that have been brought against them.
Indeed, he questions the choice of 1492 as the starting point from which, and in time, it makes sense to speak of a Hispanic identity. The reason is that the political and social structures related to slavery that were to be so important for Hispanics go back to a time before 1492, when the Portuguese began the slave trade on the coast of Africa. Instead of 1492, he favors 1441. Gracia’s answer to Gooding-Williams is that the earlier date he proposes is not accurate insofar as slavery was in place in Europe before the Portuguese established the slave trade on the coast of Africa around 1441.
Latino and Latin American Philosophy María Cristina González and Nora Stigol 16. Affirmative Action for Latinos Howard McGary 17. Hispanics/Latinos and Philosophy: A Response Jorge J. E. Gracia Closing Thoughts Jorge J. E. Gracia Appendix. Original Panels and Discussions References Contributors Index PREFACE The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen an unprecedented interest in, and development of, philosophical issues concerned with the intersection of race, ethnicity, and Hispanic/Latino identity.