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Cornel West: Why Closing Classics Depts. is a Catastrophe

Interview on why classics must remain in the curriculum

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Cornel West: What It Means to Be Human

Lecture given April 26, 2019 at the University of Oregon titled “Race Matters…A Timely Discussion on the Fabric of America.”

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Cornel West: “A failed social experiment”

“We are witnessing America as a failed social experiment”

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Cornel West: How Intellectuals Betrayed the Poor

For 40 years academics were duped into idolizing the idea of unfettered markets

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Cornel West: On the Unpopular James Baldwin

Dr. Cornel West joined us at Harvard Divinity School to discuss James Baldwin’s legacy.

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Cornel West: The Betrayal By The Black Elite

Shoot us down. We keep coming. Lie on us. We keep coming. Subordinate us. We keep coming. That’s the fightback

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Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies Failure to Challenge “New Jim Crow”

For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books. On Obama’s remarks comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, West says: "Will that identification hide and conceal the fact there’s a Read more…

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Cornel West: Cornel West Explains Why It Bothers Him That Obama Will Be Taking The Oath With MLK’s Bible
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Cornel West: Decoded

Fiercely candid, uncompromising, provocative, inspiring—DECODED is the long awaited first book by the multi-platinum, 10 time Grammy Award winning artist, entrepreneur, and icon JAY-Z.   "When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics-not just Read more…

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Cornel West: Fault Lines Interview

He was the first African-American to get a PhD in philosophy at Princeton.   He went on to write more than 20 books, receive more than 20 honourary degrees, to teach at Harvard and Yale, and hold classes at universities from Paris to Addis Abeba.   With his latest hip hop CD he was named "MTV’s artist of the Read more…

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