Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Cornel West (Day 7)
Cornel West is a philosopher, author, critic, actor, civil rights activist and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. West is a 1973 graduate of Harvard University and today he is a Professor at Union Theological Seminary, where he will teach Religious Philosophy and Christian Practice. He currently teaches at Princeton University. West is known for his combination of political and moral insight and criticism and his contribution to the post-1960s civil rights movement. The bulk of his work focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their “radical conditionedness.” West draws intellectual contributions from such diverse traditions as the African American Baptist Church, pragmatism and transcendentalism. Some of West’s works include Black Theology and Marxist Thought, Race Matters, and Prophetic Fragments.