Cornel West, often called Brother West, is a prominent public figure known for his frequent guest appearances on popular talk shows. His social democratic politics shape his critique of many politicians and his on views on numerous social issues, particularly those of race, class, and gender. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.
His writing is prophetic in its call to action, while simultaneously critically astute and cognizant of the harsh political realities of our time. His work is not confined to academia or purely intellectual pursuits. He has produced three spoken word albums and appeared in over 25 documentaries and films, including The Matrix Reloaded .
A deep passion for democracy and truth telling shapes his work and shines through in his efforts to keep the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., alive. He brings passion into his academic pursuits, his work as an artist, and his public roles as a speaker and civil rights activist.
- Critical reflections on democracy today
- Poetic and prophetic writing about race, class, and gender
- Clear analysis of poverty and racism in America