Bernard R. Boxill is professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He earned his B.A. in mathematics from La Salle College. He obtained his M.A. in philosophy from the University of New Brunswick, and his Ph.D. in philosophy was earned at UCLA. He has also taught at the University of Kentucky and the University of South Florida. His areas of specialization are African-American philosophy and political philosophy. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Social Theory and Practice; Philosophy and Public Affairs; The Journal of Ethics. He serves on the editorial board of such distinguished journals as The Philosophical Forum and Ethics. He was born December 8, 1937, on an island in the Caribbean called St. Lucia. St. Lucia at the time was a British colony. His parents were also from the Caribbean, my father from Barbados and my mother from Martinique. His degree was in French, but his favorite subject was Latin.