Race Matters

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Vintage Books, 1993 - Political Science - 159 pages
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With a new introduction, the groundbreaking classic Race Matters affirms its position as the bestselling, most influential, and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America?s ongoing racial debate.

Cornel West is at the forefront of thinking about race. In Race Matters he addresses a range of issues, from the crisis in black leadership and the myths surrounding black sexuality to affirmative action, the new black conservatism, and the strained relations between Jews and African Americans. He never hesitates to confront the prejudices of all his readers?or wavers in his insistence that they share a common destiny. Bold in its thought and written with a redemptive passion grounded in the tradition of the African-American church, Race Matters is a book that is at once challenging and deeply healing.

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West is a brilliant writer and speaker. - Goodreads
West's research seems a little wonky. - Goodreads
... many great quotes and so much great insight! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Zack - Goodreads

i love the way west critiques people with tremendous love. the day i finished this he got locked up for protesting in ferguson. i liked this book quite a bit. the essay on Malcolm X is particularly striking. Read full review

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User Review  - Britt Freeman - Goodreads

I feel like the main meat of this book is right up front,in the first chapter, and the rest is mostly just name calling and weak supporting arguments. But that main point! I think maybe Dr. West gets too caught up in academia political drama to be as effective as he could be. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Cornel West has been Professor of Religion and Director of Afro-American Studies at Princeton University since 1988, and was recently appointed Professor of Afro-American Studies and the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University.  He is the author of many books, including Keeping Faith, Prophetic Fragments, and, with bell hooks, Breaking Bread.

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