Christopher Lebron is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time, winner of the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award, as well as numerous academic articles and book reviews on race and political ethics. Lebron has also written for the New York Times’s The Stone column and Boston Review. He has just completed “The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea,” forthcoming in 2017. He was recently named a finalist for the Hiett Prize, awarded by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, which recognizes promising young scholars and writers who are influencing public debates through their work.