Dr. Vernon Andrews teaches at a small northern California university and is the author of many academic and non-academic essays. He grew up with hippies and Black Panthers in Oakland. He goes to Burning Man every year. He started a homemade BBQ sauce company while he lived for 14 years in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has recently completed his book manuscript (due out in December, 2020) on race, sport and African American men, titled: Policing Black Athletes: Racial Disconnect in Sports. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing)