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by Cornel West

Free eBook Race Matters download ISBN: 0679749861
Author: Cornel West
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 29, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 159
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size MP3: 1436 mb
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Democracy matters in race matters because class and gender matter in American society and black life. The meaning of the earthshaking events in Los Angeles is difficult to grasp because most of us remain trapped in the narrow framework of the dominant liberal and conservative views of race in America, which with its worn-out vocabulary leaves us intellectually debilitated, morally disempowered, and personally depressed.

In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with a host of fervidly devoted fans, West gives as many as one hundred public lectures a year and appears regularly on radio and television.

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.

Cornel West's Race Matters. CORNEL WEST ARGUES that the main obstacle to harmonious race relations in the United States is nihilism - the sense of worthlessness that exists among most Blacks. In his profound book, Race Matters, written in early 1993, West explains his philosophy and calls on Blacks, and whites, to understand that racism and race are woven in American history and can never be eradicated without understanding that race matters in everything we consider American. I agree with West’s basic assumption: that race does matter.

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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.

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness"

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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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Anayaron
As a passenger in a car speeding toward disaster, West gives nervous but intelligent instructions as he tries to grab the steering wheel. With a voice intelligent and packed to the temples with the facts of events and markers of history, he leaves the reader feeling both the rapid exhaust of his thought and the decompression of racial futures. Maybe we have a shot at freedom without each other, but I doubt it. We can but only if we love ourselves without shame and respect each other.
Fenritaur
My interest in this book came from a sociology class and a literature course I had in college around the time the book was published. I graduated years ago and cherish my memory of discussions and lectures in both.

One of my favorite lecturers at that time was an ambassador to South Africa and I hope to someday attend a lecture by Cornel West. I hope to be prepared by reading this and his wonderful memoir. I enjoyed his memoir more as it is celebration and far less clinical.
Sharpbinder
A very interesting look at race relations and race issues from the perspective of the black person. This is certainly not the only book I have read on this topic, but West really goes into a lot of detail in a short piece. Excellent work.
Prinna
Race Matters is written with intellectual depth and insight. The book is a recent purchase and read but I am reading it for a second time to further enhance my understanding and thinking.
ME
Good read! Cornel West has some definite opinions on many issues that plague our society today....I purchased the book to help me interpret and come to terms with the cultural differences in our society - also to get back towards where I came from. I highly recommend this book!
Dammy
It's amazing that this book was written in 1994 and as I am reading it for the first time in 2013, all of what says is still timely for our current condition as a country. Thats sad but encouraging, in terms of all of the progress that has been built on the foundation he laid, notwithstanding the continual denial of the many truths listed. Cornel is one my heroes and I am hopeful that the matters that he laid out concerning race in America will be diminished sooner than later, by patience and love from those who continue in this tradition of truth telling.
Jia
must reading of a classic treatment of an issue that America has not grappled with and sadly, think that "we get it."
A little dated now (he wrote this in 1994) but still touches on a lot of good points. It is more a book to get you to think than to offer answers. The chapter on the relationship between the black community and the jewish community was fascinating.