Race Matters by Cornel West

This book is a profound exploration of the impact of race and racism on modern America. It examines the crisis of African-American leadership, the pitfalls of black conservatism, the myth of 'gangsta' culture, and the temptations of black nationalism. The author also delves into the complexities of affirmative action and the damaging effects of the nihilistic threat to the black community. The work offers a critical analysis of the current state of race relations in the United States and proposes solutions for creating a more equitable society.

The 4868th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 120

Since this book was first published in 1993, there is a penalty of 30.4%. The age adjusted score is 83.52.

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