Bernard R. Boxill received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from LaSalle College in 1961 and a doctorate in philosophy from UCLA in 1971. His main philosophical interests are African American political philosophy and political philosophy in general. He has taught philosophy at several universities in the U.S., including UC Dominguez Hills, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, the University of South Florida, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His numerous essays on self-respect, protest, race, justice, reparations, and affirmative action have appeared in various leading journals and anthologies, and he is also the author of the book Blacks and Social Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992) and the editor of the collection Race and Racism (Oxford UP, 2001). Boxill received the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2010, and gave the John Dewey Lecture at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meetings in 2011. In 2017, Blacks and Social Justice was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Benjamin E. Lippincott prize, a prize given “to recognize a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist that is still considered significant after a time span of at least 15 years since the original date of publication.” Boxill retired in 2017. In 2018 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.