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If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really Is | New York Times | May 2016

The vast majority of philosophy departments in the United States offer
courses only on philosophy derived from Europe and the English-speaking
world. For example, of the 118 doctoral programs in philosophy in the
United States and Canada, only 10 percent have a specialist in Chinese
philosophy as part of their regular faculty. Most philosophy departments
also offer no courses on Africana, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, Latin American, Native American
or other non-European traditions. Indeed, of the top 50 philosophy
doctoral programs in the English-speaking world, only 15 percent have any regular faculty members who teach any non-Western philosophy.