Cornel West Biography, Net Worth, Childrens, Wife, Books & Quotes

Cornel West Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • Larry Summers, I think, he had a long history of arrogance and relative ignorance about poor people’s culture and working people’s culture and so forth. – Cornel West
  • Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that’s being pushed to the margins, and you can see it. – Cornel West
  • Hey, you got something going here. I think we’ve got a chance for some progressive policy that actually focuses on poor and working people. – Cornel West
  • King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. – Cornel West
  • And when I talk about love, I’m talking about something that’s great, though, brother. I’m talking about something that will sustain you. – Cornel West
  • We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and obsessed with power and pleasure and property. – Cornel West
  • Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the country, and the permanent government of the country is Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats and the questions becomes what is the relationship between that president and Wall Street. – Cornel West
  • My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination. – Cornel West
  • A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all. – Cornel West
  • When you socially neglect a people, when you economically abandon a people, when you transfer wealth from them to the well-to-do, what are a people going to do? They’re going to respond with very sad forms of despair, and that’s true for everybody – I don’t care what color you are. – Cornel West
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