Race Matters

By Cornel West
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679749868, 192pp.)

Publication Date: March 1994

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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.



About the Author
Educator and philosopher Dr. Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. Known as one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals, Dr. West has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award, and has received more than 20 honorary degrees. His best-selling book "Race Matters" (1993), which has sold over 400,000 copies, changed the course of America's dialogue on race, justice, and democracy; and his book "Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism" (2004) was a # 11 "New York Times" bestseller. His writings, along with his frequent lectures, have brought him widespread attention and honors.
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