Hello all. I am very happy to announce that my article, "The Cultural Theory of Race: Yet Another Look at Du Bois's "The Conservation of Races,"" has been published in Ethics and is the subject of discussion in a post at PEA Soup: http://peasoup.typepad.com/peasoup/2013/06/ethics-discussion-at-pea-soup-chike-jefferss-the-cultural-theory-of-race-yet-another-look-at-du-bois.html
As you will see, the post includes a link to my article, which has been made open access because of the special relationship between Ethics and PEA Soup.
I also encourage you to check out the rest of the current issue of Ethics, which includes a reprinting of an article W.E.B. Du Bois published in the journal (then called the International Journal of Ethics) back in 1904. It is called "The Development of a People" and it is accompanied by a special new introduction co-written by myself and one of my mentors, Robert Gooding-Williams.
2012 was a great year for me in terms of article acceptances and 3 of the 4 articles I got accepted last year have just come out within the space of less than a month and a half. Obviously, in terms of prestige of venue, Ethics is the pinnacle and I am very excited about the attention that article is already getting. That being said, I'd also like to mention the two other articles and why I am very excited about them as well.
The lead article in the current issue of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy is my "Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy": http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rbjh20/current#.UbAmT5xdzDl
To say that professional philosophers have had little to say about ancient Egyptian thought is, of course, an understatement, and it is my hope that this article will help to change that.
Then there's my article "Do We Need African Canadian Philosophy?" which appears in the most recent issue of Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8929716
The article is ambitious, to say the least, seeing as I am trying to kickstart a currently nonexistent area of study...
One of the things I feel good about, reflecting on the two publications I just mentioned, is the way they suggest a certain multidirectionality of vision: in one article, I look back about 4000 years into the past - way before the rise of ancient Greek philosophy - to investigate the philosophical character of an Egyptian text, while in the other, I look forward into the future, anticipating what philosophers who share my sense of identity as an African Canadian might bring to the field.
I don't know how soon I'll have another year as full of major publications as 2013, but I am certainly enjoying while it lasts!