Go Advanced Search

  Get this audio book:

Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Cornel West
This Narrator: Cornel West, J.D. Jackson
This Publisher: Beacon Press

Race Matters by Cornel West

Race Matters

25th Anniversary

by Cornel West

Video About This Audio Book

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
4 Hrs. 51 Min.
User Rating
  4.3  Stars Based on 3 ratings
Share This


The 25th-anniversary edition of the groundbreaking classic, with a new introduction

First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X. The insights Dr. West brings to these complex problems remain relevant, provocative, creative, and compassionate.

In a new introduction for the 25th-anniversary edition, Dr. West argues that we are in the midst of a spiritual blackout characterized by imperial decline, racial animosity, and unchecked brutality and terror as seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Charlottesville. Calling for a moral and spiritual awakening, Dr. West finds hope in the collective and visionary resistance exemplified by the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, and the Black freedom tradition.

Now more than ever, Race Matters is an essential book for all Americans, helping us to build a genuine multiracial democracy in the new millennium.

People Who Liked Race Matters Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Geoffrey Nunberg on Talking Right
by Geoffrey Nunberg

  An Hour with Barack Obama
by Barack Obama

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

Race Matters
Reviewer wisdom2
 July 26, 2008
Extremely insight and has become facts in 2008

More Details

  • Published: December 2017
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: R001098
Available On