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date: 28 May 2020

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Insurrectionist ethics is relevant to both racism and the liberation of racially oppressed peoples. Insurrectionist ethics generates moral intuitions, character traits, and specific practices to motivate the liberation of oppressed groups. Accounts of both racism and insurrectionist ethics have been provided in the work of Leonard Harris. The core tenets of insurrectionist ethics can be highlighted through the work of Angela Davis. As a result, insurrectionist ethics and its militant posture of resistance are seen to be crucial to human liberation and social amelioration in the face of racism. This impetus and advocacy are aimed toward creating social and material conditions fundamentally different from the confining and destructive conditions that constrict the freedom of racialized populations.

Keywords: insurrectionist ethics, racism, Leonard Harris, Angela Davis, resistance

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