Eric Bayruns Garcia
Eric Bayruns García is an assistant professor in California State University, San Bernardino’s philosophy department. He specializes in philosophy of race, epistemology and Latin American philosophy. His research focuses on epistemological and ethical issues raised by racial injustice and colonialism. While at the Center, he will work on three projects. The first project is a monograph that explains why historical actors such as Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee are properly blamed by current day individuals for their immoral actions and racist beliefs. In the second project, he will explain why ignorance of racial injustice is so ubiquitous and pervasive in North American society by appeal to racial injustice’s effect on individuals’ understanding of US society. The third project concerns the explanatory value of Afro-Latinx identity for understanding both US society and the experience of Dominican Latinx persons in the Americas.