George Yancy is professor of philosophy at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in philosophy from Duquesne University where he was the first McAnulty Fellow. He received his first M.A. in philosophy from Yale University and his second M.A. in Africana Studies from NYU, where he received the prestigious McCracken Fellowship. He received his BA (cum laude) in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored, edited, or co-edited over 18 books, many of which have received awards and distinctions. They include Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes; Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect; Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics; Look, A White!: Philosophical Essays on Whiteness; and, Critical Perspectives on bell hooks. He is editor of the Philosophy of Race Book Series at Lexington Books, and is known for his articles at The Stone, New York Times.