At this moment, when we have just lost the incomparable Toni Morrison, it seems like a good time to revisit this 2004 Democracy Now interview with Cornel West. She speaks about truth and love, the perils of political loyalty, the courage of children in the saga of school integration, and more, much more.
Eighteen years after 9-11, we are still waiting for “some guy–the mayor guy, the governor guy….”
We are waiting, in the wake of gun violence that never ends.
In the midst of inequalities so great that they can only be explained by corporate theft.
In anticipation of a planet about to burn up.
Now we have lost a voice that spoke the truth with vibrant clarity.