Cornell West


I would like to know a lot more about Professor
West's theology. Where does he stand precisely on issues? If you were writing a research paper on him, what would you say about his theology?

>>By Hoodlum30   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

I watched a 3hr "In Depth" on BookTV / CSPAN @ with Cornell West, who I dearly love! He is so clear, and deep, and he understands and synthesizes deep, complex issues and wraps them up in a kind, compassionate package that makes me feel less crazy in this crazy world.
He inspires me... inspired me to come out of the hiding that has kept me safe and confined, constricted. He speaks to my deepest truths, and I feel the urgency of these times, when every single peace-loving and freedom-valuing person has to step up and speak out and/or be swept away in the tsunami's of warfare that are building. Thank You Dr. West, and CSPAN 2, too. :-))

>>By Snake Dancer   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)


>>By MARY WILLIAMS   (Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003 20:06)

Mr. West has captured my interest through the sheer ability to remain as black and proud as he can be, while not overlooking the fact that our races problems won't be solved until resolution comes for the systematic propaganda that has intertwined and created many of black cultures deimmas and stereotyping in today's profiling, judgemental society...

>>By Ashalon McNealy   (Thursday, 13 Mar 2003 05:20)

Cornell West is a true social activist who understands that no social phenomenon can or should be taken truly in a vacuum. His span on issues of injustice, political, social and emotional, as they relate to Blacks, Whites, Christian, Jews, Muslims makes him a powerful voice to listen to for any and everyone. His power to shake the walls of complacency is truly inspiring.   (Thursday, 10 Apr 2003 21:05)

He's a racist, plain and simple.

>>By Jack Lindsay   (Saturday, 24 May 2003 20:57)

I came to this website out of ignorance to find Dr. West's biography, and instead I find myself writing. A speech Cornell West gave a decade ago broadcast by Alternative Radio was my introduction to the man. I found it so compelling that I darned near wore out the cassette on which I'd taken the speech off the air. I am Caucasian, about to begin an informal course on Race Unity. My first impulse was to pull off my shelf a speech Dr. West gave at the University of Washington just before Sept. 11, 2001. I will find the biography, and I will use the UW tape because I'm teaching this series of classes in Seattle. But I have not heard Dr. West speak since the Great Incineration. I have no doubt he has brought insight to the American people, couched in the experience of that day. I would like to hear him speak on the Black condition this side of that day.

>>By M. Lee Suitor   (Friday, 6 Jun 2003 10:53)

I reall enjoy talking about him and the very wonderful acheivements he made

>>By Katrina Richmond   (Tuesday, 10 Jun 2003 01:17)

dr. west remains the leading philosophical thinker of our times. exceptionally brilliant adequately labels this harbinger of hope for a desperate blinded society lacking the proper passion required to create effective positive change.

>>By stacy l. guillory   (Wednesday, 16 Jul 2003 23:08)

West comes from a highly integrated and educated California culture, so that, for me, his recent emphasis on becoming 'more black' has a sort of reverse 'wannabee' effect. His recent CD is so silly that I guess I just will have to go on and buy it for comic value. It is sad that he has become so addicted to Ivy League celebrity status that he has affirmed 'hip hop culture' as an important black contribution to cultural history. After his prophetic takes on corporate culture and economics, who would have believed this descent into intellectual triviality ?

>>By Harold Wilson   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 05:08)

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