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.
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" [A] compelling blend of philosphy, sociology and political commentary...It directly takes on some of the most volatile issues facing American society today...One can only applaud the ferocious moral vision and astute intellect on display in these pages."--The New York Times
"As moving as any of the sermons of the Rev. Martin Luther King, as profound as W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, as exhilarating in their offering of liberation as James Baldwin's early essays."--Washington Post Book World
"Exciting...illuminating..West's thinking consistently challenges the conventional wisdom..[and] confronts the reader with profound and unsettling insights." --Newsday
With a new introduction, the groundbreaking classic Race Matters" affirms its position as the bestselling, most influential, and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America's ongoing racial debate.
Cornel West is at the forefront of thinking about race. In Race Matters" he addresses a range of issues, from the crisis in black leadership and the myths surrounding black sexuality to affirmative action, the new black conservatism, and the strained relations between Jews and African Americans. He never hesitates to confront the prejudices of all his readers?or wavers in his insistence that they share a common destiny. Bold in its thought and written with a redemptive passion grounded in the tradition of the African-American church, Race Matters" is a book that is at once challenging and deeply healing.
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Book Description Beacon Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0807009180
Book Description Beacon Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0807009180
Book Description Beacon Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110807009180