Race Matters



Race Matters In This Essay Collection, Many Of Which Have Previously Appeared In Journals, West, The Director Of Afro American Studies At Princeton Author Of Several Books, Addresses A Number Of Issues Of Concern To Black Americans The LA Riots After The Rodney King Verdict Malcolm X Clarence Thomas Anita Hill Black Street Life These Topics Are All Timely Yet Timeless In That They Represent The Continuing Struggle To Include African Americans In Mainstream American Political, Economic Social Life Without Destroying Their Unique Culture The Essays Have The Feel Of A Fine Sermon, With Thought Provoking Ideas New Ways Of Looking At The Same Old Problems They Can Be Quickly Read Yet Take A Long Time To Digest Because Of West S Unique Slant On Life Already Well Known In Scholarly Circles, He S Increasingly Becoming Visible To The General Public This Book Should Make His Essays Accessible To A Greater Number Of People Library JournalPrefaceIntroduction Race MattersNihilism In Black America The Pitfalls Of Racial ReasoningThe Crisis Of Black Leadership Demystifying The New Black ConservatismBeyond Affirmative Action Equality And IdentityOn Black Jewish Relations Black Sexuality The Taboo SubjectMalcolm X And Black Rage Epilogue To The Vintage Edition

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  • Paperback
  • 159 pages
  • Race Matters
  • Cornel West
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 0679749861

10 thoughts on “Race Matters

  1. Zadignose says:

    Cornel West would probably not be offended if I pointed out that he doesn t quite have the literary talent of a W.E.B Dubois Who does He doesn t have the fiery character of a Malcolm X He comes across as someone sure of his ideas, but humble as an individual His ideas are clear and generally well expressed, though his presentation does have a kind of dry style, like an academic essay assignment The book does not have the kind of rigor to qualify as an analysis, and this isn t really phil Cornel West would probably not be offended if I pointed out that he doesn t quite have the literary talent of a W.E.B Dubois Who does He doesn t have the fiery character of a Malcolm X He comes across as someone sure of his ideas, but humble as an individual His ideas are clear and generally well expressed, though his presentation does have a kind of dry style, like an academic essay assignment The book does not have the kind of rigor to qualify as an analysis, and this isn t really philosophy It s a plain talking exposition of ideas, largely asserted or assumed, with a few explanatory examples and references to historical persons and ideas, but it isn t really argued out Mr West does his best to play fair by staking out ground that might bring together the right and the left, i.e ...

  2. Maya says:

    Race Matters, published originally in 1993, is a book of its time, but also greatly applicable to 2011 Cornel West writes a series of essays covering the topics that most affect African Americans in American culture, such as identity, gender, despair, sexuality, black Jewish relations, how the political left and right have attempted to bring repair and how they have fallen short, the effects both Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcom X had on the black community and where the African American comm Race Matters, published originally in 1993, is a book of its time, but also greatly applicable to 2011 Cornel West writes a series of essays covering the topics that most affect African Americans in American culture, such as identity, gender, despair, sexuality, black Jewish relations, how the political ...

  3. Kent Winward says:

    25 years later it is disheartening to realize that this book is still completely relevant The current West Coates feud is explained pretty well, when you realize West is pushing a muchprogressive and radical agenda than Coates Also, West takes a much broader andaccurate approach to issues of race, seeing them as a subset of larger economic and political issues Economic inequality and corporate power only enable the continued racism and bridging the gap on these larger issues with 25 years later it is disheartening to realize that this book is still completely relevant The current West Coates feud is explained pretty well, when you realize West is pushing a muchprogressive and radical agenda than Coates Also, West takes a much ...

  4. Becky Moore says:

    For three years, I worked as the grantwriter and public affairs officer for the AAS C.org, an organization supporting North Carolinians living with HIV AIDS My great friend and colleague, who is very active in her sorority the Delta s , and I used to have great philosophical discussions in our line of work, it was necessary to try and learn as much about people of all different walks of life Thewe learned and could understand, the better we were able to serve the community So we would For three years, I worked as the grantwriter and public affairs officer for the AAS C.org, an organization supporting North Carolinians living with HIV AIDS My great friend and colleague, who is very active in her sorority the Delta s , and I used to have great philosophical discussions in our line of work, it was necessary to try and learn as much about people of ...

  5. Tylor Lovins says:

    This is the first Cornel West book I have read, and, in fact, it is the first piece I have read fully on the issue of race As a white person, spending my formative years in an overwhemingly small white town, I was not exposed much to race issues There was some mention of slavery, but it was something that...

  6. Zalman says:

    I read this book back in 1994, and thought West was right on target most of the time The essays were written in plain language, rather than the jargon of political theory I liked that they were also free of inflated hyperbole and attempts to boil down complex problems to trite slogans Moderate, conciliatory, and thoughtful, West ably dissects superficial thinking and hypocrisy on both the right and left side of the political spectrum Of course much of this material, written in the late 80s a I read this bo...

  7. Aaron says:

    i picked this up out of curiosity, i did not know much about cornel west i was under the impression he was a scholar i m no scholar, but i know one when i read one i do not believe this book contains much research, nor do i believe it had anything particularly profound or scholarly the best i read in it was the way cornel west sometimes strings words sentences together in a rhythm other than that, he cannot hold a candle to the likes of frederick douglass, booker t washington, or to cover i picked this up out of curiosity, i did not know much about cornel west i was under the impression he was a scholar i m no scholar, but i know one when i read one i do not believe this book contains much research, nor do i believe it had anything particularly profo...

  8. Jesse says:

    A sharp and eloquent book, marred by a few loose arguments here and there West is dead on about many things, patiently and carefully laying out volatile issues and explaining approaches to improve them Since this is a collection of essays, basically, some will obviously interest youthan others, but they re all worth reading and mulling over The only weak points come at some moments in his reasoning, at which he sub...

  9. Nancy says:

    I so wish I was close enough to Princeton to be able to take a course or two of his there although I hear he is moving to Union Theological Seminary soon to teach there.Race Matters is a series of lectures exposing and criticizing the moral ethics of racism and many other isms that run side by side with racism.The beginning story from Cornel West s real life experience in preparing this book for publication says it all Nothing trumps the lived experience As Bob Marley said who feels it kno I so wish I was close enough to Princeton to be able to take a course or two of his there although I hear he is moving to Union Theological Seminary soon to teach there.Race Matters is a series of lectures exposing and criticizing the moral ethics of racism and many other isms that run side by side with racism.The beginning story from Cornel West s real life experience in preparing this...

  10. Adam says:

    I wish I knewabout social justice and the context in which West writes I sense this to be an insightful work by a brilliant man but am not fully able to grasp its profundity.What I get here is that race does indeed ...

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