Jason D. Hill

Author, Professor of Philosophy

Jason D. Hill is a philosophy professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the book What do White Americans Owe Black People?, which explores the problems with “white guilt.” He calls upon both white and black Americans to escape the “cycle of blame and finger-pointing, which seeks to identify black failures with white hatred and indifference.” In an article written for the American Mind, “The Black (Student) Body,” Jason drew upon his experience as an educator to explain how college professors and administrators use ideas of “blackness” and “whiteness” as weapons in order to oppress and silence students of all backgrounds. 


Jason has also written We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People, which draws on Jason’s experience as a Jamaican immigrant and reaffirms the power of the American Dream.

“Your body is not special because of its race: it is special because of its conjunction with a mind that can adapt nature to its needs, desires, and rational aspirations, its self-actualization and manifested agency.”

Jason D. Hill
Author, Professor of Philosophy