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Cornel West: Courage is Contagious

Complete video at: Author Cornel West discusses how to ignite a movement toward change by echoing the spirit of courage embraced by activists like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. "The crisis in this empire is going to come," says West. "Will it take the form of the righteous indignation tied to love and justice? Or will it take the form of raw rage tied to revenge and bigotry?" ----- Join Cornel West, Leith Mullings, Stanley Aronowitz, and Gary Younge as they discuss Manning Marable's new biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, and the many questions about Malcolm X's life and assassination that it raises. Manning Marable, who died days before his book was released, was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African-American studies and the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Center for the Study of Contemporary Black History at Columbia University. He is recognized as one of the most forceful and outspoken scholars of African-American history and race relations in the United States. - CUNY Cornel West is a philosopher, author, critic, and civil rights activist. His works include The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought, Race Matters, and The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century.
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