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    Cornel West.
    Summary: "First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X. The insights Dr. West brings to these complex problems remain relevant, provocative, creative, and compassionate. In a new introduction for the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, Dr. West argues that we are in the midst of a spiritual blackout characterized by imperial decline, racial animosity, and unchecked brutality and terror as seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Charlottesville. Calling for a moral and spiritual awakening, Dr. West finds hope in the collective and visionary resistance exemplified by the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, and the Black freedom tradition. Now more than ever, Race Matters is an essential book for all Americans, helping us to build a genuine multiracial democracy in the new millennium."

    Preface 2001: Democracy matters in race matters
    Preface 1993
    Race matters in twenty-first century America
    Introduction: Race matters
    Nihilism in Black America
    The pitfalls of racial reasoning
    The crisis of Black leadership
    Demystifying the new Black conservatism
    Beyond Affirmative Action: equality and identity
    On Black-Jewish relations
    Black sexuality: the taboo subject
    Malcolm X and Black rage
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    E185.615 .W43 2017