Dr. Cornel West

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Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West and his three siblings grew up in Sacramento, California, where they were raised by a mother who was a elementary school teacher and a father who worked as a civilian administrator for the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Cornel West started attending Harvard University. He graduated magna from cum laude with a major in Eastern languages and civilization just after 3 years.Cornel West was the grandson of a preacher. As such he would receive a traditional religious education which would prepare him to political debates.

Oct. 13, 2014 Dr. Cornel West was arrested for demanding justice for Mike Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9.

Cornel wrote several books analyzing issues of race, class, and justice or tracing the history of philosophy typically combined a political perspective based on democratic socialism. Race Matters, was a collection of essays, was published exactly one year after the start of riots in Los Angeles that were sparked by the acquittal of four white policemen on charges of aggravated assault in the beating of Rodney King, an African American motorist.

n 2003, West made his big screen debut in The Matrix Reloaded. He also appeared in the final film of the Matrix trilogy, The Matrix Revolutions (2003). West's other creative outlets include the recording of spoken word albums. Some of his work was featured on Terence Blanchard's Choices, winner of France's Grand Prix award for best jazz album of 2009.

Dr. Cornel West says that President Barack Obama doesn't deserve to be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States with his hand on the bible of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Cornel West


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