Race Matters

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1993-05-01
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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First published in 1993 on the one-year anniversary of the L.A. riots, Race Matters has since become an American classic. Beacon Press is proud to present this hardcover edition with a new introduction by Cornel West. The issues that it addresses are as controversial and urgent as before, and West's insights remain fresh, exciting, and timely. Now more than ever, Race Matters is a book for all Americans-one that will help us build a genuine multiracial democracy.

Author Biography

Cornel West is Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., University Professor at Harvard University

Table of Contents

Preface 2001: Democracy Matters in Race Mattersp. ix
Preface 1993p. xiii
Introduction: Race Mattersp. 1
Nihilism in Black Americap. 9
The Pitfalls of Racial Reasoningp. 21
The Crisis of Black Leadershipp. 33
Demystifying the New Black Conservatismp. 47
Beyond Affirmative Action: Equality and Identityp. 61
On Black-Jewish Relationsp. 69
Black Sexuality: The Taboo Subjectp. 81
Malcolm X and Black Ragep. 93
Epiloguep. 107
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