Westar Institute

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Biko Mandela Gray

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Gray’s work considers the interplay of continental philosophies of religion and methods in African American religion. His recent book Black Life Matter offers a philosophical eulogy for Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, and Sandra Bland that attests to their irreducible significance in the face of unremitting police brutality. Gray employs a method he calls “sitting-with”—a philosophical practice of care that seeks to defend the dead and the living.

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