Member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Dr. Cornel West is a prolific writer and veteran race-hustler.
“[B]lack people have been working hard for decades. I think he needs to get off the symbolic crack pipe and acknowledge the evidence [of racism] is overwhelming.”
“King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a re-evaluation 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.
In concrete terms, this means… civil disobedience; and life and death confrontations with the powers that be. Like King, we need to put on our cemetery clothes and be coffin-ready for the next great democratic battle.”