Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. He is a prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America and has taught at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, and the University of Paris. West has written numerous books, including 'Race Matters' and 'Democracy Matters,' and is known for his blend of political and moral insight and criticism. He has also made frequent appearances in media as a commentator on political and social issues.
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1. Race Matters
This book is a profound exploration of the impact of race and racism on modern America. It examines the crisis of African-American leadership, the pitfalls of black conservatism, the myth of 'gangsta' culture, and the temptations of black nationalism. The author also delves into the complexities of affirmative action and the damaging effects of the nihilistic threat to the black community. The work offers a critical analysis of the current state of race relations in the United States and proposes solutions for creating a more equitable society.