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Cornel West

American philosopher, political activist, social critic, actor and Voice for Justice

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Date of Birth:



Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

Brief bio

Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, and public intellectual known for his work on race, gender, and class in American society. A prominent critic of injustice, West has been vocal in supporting Palestinian rights and critiquing U.S. foreign policies related to Israel and Palestine.

Major Milestones


  • Academic Success: Achieved significant academic recognition with a focus on philosophy, African American studies, and religious context...See More

  • Public Intellectual: Became a well-known social critic and commentator on democracy and racial issues.

  • Presidential Campaign: Ran as an independent candidate for the U.S. presidency, emphasizing a platform of moral and political reform...See More

  • Advocacy at Major Rallies: Spoken at numerous rallies and public events advocating for Palestinian rights.

  • Theological and Ethical Discussions: Engages deeply in discussions blending ethical, religious, and social justice issues, especially in relation to U.S. and Middle Eastern politics.

  • Prominent Academic Works: Authored influential books and articles focusing on race, class, and power dynamics in America.

  • Activism and Public Speaking: Renowned for his fiery oratory skills, particularly at public demonstrations and academic settings advocating for social justice...See More

  • Critical Media Appearances: Regular appearances in media to discuss and debate on issues affecting minorities and underrepresented communities, including Palestinians...See More

  • Educational Impact: Has taught at prestigious institutions, influencing countless students and academics with his teachings on social justice.

  • Literary and Social Criticism: Provides a critical perspective on American democracy, social policies, and international relations, advocating for a fair and just treatment of all people, including Palestinians.

Date of Last Update: 
May 9, 2024

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