Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr. is T. Wistar Brown professor of philosophy at Haverford College. He was born December 28, 1944, in Starkville, Mississippi. The racist murder of Emmit Till thus solidified firmly in the author's mind certain notions regarding relationships with white females about how and why not to be involved in relationships. The author's mother, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but raised in Starkville, was very hellbent on learning more and more and was very concerned about finishing school herself. African-American philosophy is thus a descriptive, identifying phrase for philosophizing efforts, but African-American does not immediately and necessarily identify anything particular about philosophizing other than the raciality and ethnicity of the persons doing so. Repeatedly Molefi Asante has been insistent about the need to create more democratic and humanistic spaces for intellectual and scholarly work within which to consider Africa and African-descended people.