An Immigrant Defends the American Dream

On this episode Beth and Andrew speak with philosophy professor and author Jason D. Hill. Jason talks about his life as an American immigrant from Jamaica, what led him to the study of philosophy, and his rejection of leftist social justice ideology. He discusses the state of today’s woke college campus, including what is motivating impressionable students, and why most professors are so reluctant to speak up against illiberal trends. We talk about whether higher ed is savable and Jason shares his views on the growing chorus and power of the reparations movement.

Jason D. Hill is professor of philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago specializing in ethics, social and political philosophy, American politics and moral psychology. He is the author of several books, including What Do White Americans Owe Black People: Racial Justice in the Age of Post-Oppression. 

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