Cornel West – My dear brother Barack Obama…

My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a…


“My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination.”
-Cornel West

Cornel West – Every president needs to deal…

Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the country, and the permanent…


“Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the country, and the permanent government of the country is Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats and the questions becomes what is the relationship between that president and Wall Street.”
-Cornel West

Cornel West – A black agenda is jobs…

A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic…


“A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all.”
-Cornel West

Cornel West – The basic problem with my…

The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so…


“The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high – and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find.”
-Cornel West