Robert E. Birt currently is assistant professor of philosophy at Morgan State University. He earned his B.A. degree in history and philosophy from Morgan State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He has also taught at Texas A&M University. His areas of specialization are phenomenology, existentialism, social and political philosophy, theories of alienation, and philosophical anthropology. His articles and reviews have appeared in Quest: Journal of African Philosophy, International Philosophical Quarterly; The Philosophical Forum; Social Science Information; and more. Sartre says that people who are rooted belong to the dominant group and that they enjoy a certain kind of security about their position in society. This is true even of some of those who belong to the dominated classes. The social and psychological security of an Aryan aristocracy affords the leisure and liberty to dwell on metaphysical concerns Olympian composure.