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Myisha Cherry, Adjunct Lecturer of Philosophy, Discusses Race, Privilege and the Zimmerman Case in the Media

Myisha Cherry, an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and faculty associate for the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay, was recently interviewed on the BET program “106 and Park” about race and the Zimmerman case. She also wrote an op-ed piece titled "Why is Privilege Hard to Give Up" for which looks at how we consciously and unconsciously benefit from our identities.

Professor Cherry's research interests are in moral psychology and ethics, with special focus on the nature and role of moral emotions, political emotions and attitudes. She is also interested in the nature and duties of different types of interpersonal relationships such as sexual relationships, power relationships, and victim/perpetrator relationships. Before joining the part-time faculty at John Jay, she also taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Long Island University, and York College.

To view the 106 and Park interview, click here.

To read the Salon op-ed, click here.