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Lawrence Blum

University of Massachusetts Boston

Lawrence Blum is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His scholarly interests are in race theory, moral philosophy, moral psychology, moral education, multiculturalism, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, the philosophy of Simone Weil, and, more recently, philosophy and the Holocaust, and ethics and race in film. He has taught at UMass-Boston since 1973, and has been a visiting professor at UCLA (in Philosophy), Stanford (in Education), and Teachers College, Columbia (in Education).

His latest book is High Schools, Race, and America’s Future: What Students Can Teach Us About Morality, Diversity, and Community (Harvard Education Press, 2012).