|Office: 255 Murray Hall
Spring 2017 Office Hours:
Lawrence Ware is an Oklahoma State University Division of Institutional Diversity Fellow. He is a frequent contributor to the publications New Black Man (In Exile) and The Democratic Left, and he has a book forthcoming with Verso Books on the life and thought of C.L.R. James. He is also a columnist on race, politics, and religion for CounterPunch Magazine, and has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and PRI’s Flashpoint. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He organizes the Critical Conversations series, which hosts a number of events on campus related to race, gender, and religion.
- BA, University of Central Oklahoma
- MA in Philosophy, Oklahoma State University
SPRING 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE
- Philosophies of Life (H) - 23444 - PHIL 1213
9:0 0am - 10:15 am TR Life Science East 215
- Philosophies of Life (H) - 23448 - PHIL 1213
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR Classroom Building 219
- Philosophy of Race (DH) - 23689 - PHIL 3623
10:30 am - 11:45 am TR Human Sciences 331
- Philosophy of Race (DH) - 23692 - PHIL 3623
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR Classroom Building 102
- Philosophy of Race (DH) - 25299 - PHIL 3623
- MLK, Malcolm X & Philosophy of Race (DH) - 27063 - PHIL 3920
6:45 pm - 10:00 pm M Classroom Building 102
- MLK, Malcolm X & Philosophy of Race (DH) - 27061 - PHIL 3920
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm MTWRF Classroom Building 202 Dec 19 - Dec 30
FALL 2016 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS
*Critical Conversations hosted by the OSU Philosophy Department, OSU Ethics Center and OSU Institutional Diversity
- "What is White Supremacy?"
- A Netflix original documentary entitled, "13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment," from Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma
SPRING 2016 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS
- Panel Discussion: "Islam as Other"
- "The N Word: Who has access?"
- "When Anger is as Essential as Fire: On Political Change and What We Can Learn from Black Feminist Thought"
- "Whose Land Is This? Native Americans and Colonialism"
FALL 2015 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS
- "Do You See What I See? How Social Differences Influence Our Perceptions"
- "The Hospitality of Receiving: Ghandi, King, and Interreligious Dialogue"
- "Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?"
- Panelist for Take Root Annual Conference at the University of Oklahoma, February 2017
- Public Lecture on Social Diversity and Oklahoma Education for Leadership Oklahoma, February 2017
- Black History Public Lecture at Northeastern Oklahoma College, February 2017
- Keynote at Pittsburgh State University's Black History Gospel Celebration, February 2017
- MLK and Epistemic Violence keynote at Langston University, January 2015
- Black Nationalism and #BlackLivesMatter keynote at the Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government, February 2015
- The Theological Origins of White Supremacy at The Conference on Progressive Christianity in February 2015
- Black Christianity and Black Resistance at The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Washington DC in May, 2015
- The Confederate Flag and Epistemic Ignorance at OU in October, 2015
- Lecture on Black Leadership, Langston University
- Lecture on Intersectionality and #BlackLivesMatter: Race, Gender and Resistance
- "Black Actors Could Make History at This Year's Oscars, but the Roles Matter More Than the Wins" Slate, February 2016
- "Terence Crutcher is the Latest Victim in Oklahoma's War on Black Americans" Fusion, September 2016.
- "Cedric Robinson, Author of Black Marxism, Died This Month to Little Fanfare, but Not Before He Changed My Life" The Root, June 2016.
- "The University of Missouri and the Real Ferguson Effect" CounterPunch, November 2015.
- "Professional Slaves: Django Unchained And The Black Professional Athlete" The Sports Fan Journal, September 2015.
- "Intersectional Black Power: CLR James on Capitalism and Race" Portside, September 2015.
- "Malcom X, CLR James and Political Choices Today" CounterPunch, August 2015.
- “Why the 'Black Church' Doesn't Exist--and Never Has" CounterPunch, July 2015.