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Date of Birth June 2, 1953
Age 69 years, 0 months, 2 days
Place of Birth Tulsa
Country United States
Profession Novelist
Horoscope Gemini

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ParentsIrene B. West, Clifton L. West
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SpouseLeslie Kotkin
Children(s)Dilan Zeytun West, Clifton West

Cornel West Biography

Cornel West is a famous Novelist, who was born on June 2, 1953 in United States. Historian and author who, in 1993, published the influential work, Race Matters. His other important works include Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (2004) and The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought (1991). According to Astrologers, Cornel West's zodiac sign is Gemini.

West was born on June 2, 1953, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Sacramento, California, where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. His mother, Irene (Bias), was a teacher and principal, and his father, Clifton Louis West Jr., was a general contractor for the Department of Defense. Irene B. West Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, is named for his mother.

He was born in Oklahoma and grew up in California. He liked to say he was married to his calling, but not to a particular woman.

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their “radical conditionedness”. A radical democrat and democratic socialist, West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the black church, Marxism, neopragmatism, and transcendentalism. Among his most influential books are Race Matters (1994) and Democracy Matters (2004).

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In 1970, after graduating from high school, he enrolled at Harvard College and took classes from the philosophers Robert Nozick and Stanley Cavell. In 1973, West graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in Near Eastern languages and civilization. He credits Harvard with exposing him to a broader range of ideas, influenced by his professors as well as the Black Panther Party. West says his Christianity prevented him from joining the BPP, instead choosing to work in local breakfast, prison, and church programs. After completing his undergraduate work at Harvard, West enrolled at Princeton University where he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1980, becoming the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a PhD degree in philosophy. At Princeton, West was heavily influenced by Richard Rorty’s neopragmatism. Rorty remained a close friend and colleague of West’s for many years following West’s graduation. The title of West’s dissertation was Ethics, Historicism and the Marxist Tradition, which was later revised and published under the title The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought.

Cornel West Net Worth

Cornel West is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Cornel West net worth is approximately $500 Thousand.

Cornel West Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$500 Thousand
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeNovelist
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.

He graduated from Harvard in 1973 and went on to receive his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Democratic Socialists of America.

In 1970, after graduating from high school, he enrolled at Harvard College and took classes from the philosophers Robert Nozick and Stanley Cavell. In 1973, West graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in Near Eastern languages and civilization. He credits Harvard with exposing him to a broader range of ideas, influenced by his professors as well as the Black Panther Party. West says his Christianity prevented him from joining the BPP, instead choosing to work in local breakfast, prison, and church programs. After completing his undergraduate work at Harvard, West enrolled at Princeton University where he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1980, becoming the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a PhD degree in philosophy. At Princeton, West was heavily influenced by Richard Rorty’s neopragmatism. Rorty remained a close friend and colleague of West’s for many years following West’s graduation. The title of West’s dissertation was Ethics, Historicism and the Marxist Tradition, which was later revised and published under the title The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought.

In his late-20s, he returned to Harvard as a W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow before becoming an assistant professor at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. In 1984, he went to Yale Divinity School in what eventually became a joint appointment in American studies. While at Yale, he participated in campus protests for a clerical labor union and divestment from apartheid South Africa. One of the protests resulted in his being arrested and jailed. As punishment, the university administration canceled his leave for the spring term in 1987, leading him to commute from Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was teaching two classes, across the Atlantic Ocean to the University of Paris.

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His work focuses primarily on race, gender, and class in American society.

He then returned to Union Theological Seminary for one year before going to Princeton to become a professor of religion and director of the Program in African-American Studies from 1988 to 1994. After Princeton, he accepted an appointment as professor of African-American studies at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School. West taught one of the university’s most popular courses, an introductory class on African-American studies. In 1998, he was appointed the first Alphonse Fletcher University Professor. West utilized this new position to teach in not only African-American studies, but also in divinity, religion, and philosophy. West left Harvard after a widely publicized dispute with then-President Lawrence Summers in 2002. That year, West returned to Princeton, where he helped create “one of the world’s leading centers for African-American studies” according to Shirley Tilghman, Princeton’s president in 2011. In 2012, West left Princeton and returned to the institution where he began his teaching career, Union Theological Seminary. His departure from Princeton, unlike his departure from Harvard, was quite amicable. As of 2017, he continues to teach occasional courses at Princeton in an emeritus capacity as the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies.

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In 2000, the economist and former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers became president of Harvard. Soon after, Summers held a private meeting with West, where he reportedly rebuked West for missing too many classes, contributing to grade inflation, neglecting serious scholarship, and spending too much time on his economically profitable projects. Summers reportedly suggested that West produce an academic book befitting his professorial position, as his recent output had consisted primarily of co-written and edited volumes. According to some reports, Summers also objected to West’s production of a CD, the critically panned Sketches of My Culture, and to his political campaigning, including an alleged three weeks to promote Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign. West contended he had missed only one class during his tenure at Harvard “in order to give a keynote address at a Harvard-sponsored conference on AIDS.” Summers also allegedly suggested that since West held the rank of Harvard University Professor and thus reported directly to the President, he should meet with Summers regularly to discuss the progress of his academic production.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Cornel West celebrates birthday on June 2 of every year.

In 2000, West worked as a senior advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley. When Bradley lost in the primaries, West became a prominent endorser of Ralph Nader, even speaking at some Nader rallies. Some Greens sought to draft West to run as a presidential candidate in 2004. West declined, citing his active participation in the Al Sharpton campaign. West, along with other prominent Nader 2000 supporters, signed the “Vote to Stop Bush” statement urging progressive voters in swing states to vote for John Kerry, despite strong disagreements with many of Kerry’s policies.

In April 2002 West and Rabbi Michael Lerner performed civil disobedience by sitting in the street in front of the US State Department “in solidarity with suffering Palestinian and Israeli brothers and sisters.” West said, “We must keep in touch with the humanity of both sides.” In May 2007 West joined a demonstration against “injustices faced by the Palestinian people resulting from the Israeli occupation” and “to bring attention to this 40-year travesty of justice”. In 2011, West called on the University of Arizona to divest from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Harvard University’s undergraduate student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, suggested in October 2002 that the premise of the Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode “Anti-Thesis” was based on West’s conflicts with Summers.

In 2002 West left Harvard University to return to Princeton. West lashed out at Summers in public interviews, calling him “the Ariel Sharon of higher education” on NPR’s Tavis Smiley Show. In response to these remarks, five Princeton faculty members, led by professor of molecular biology Jacques Robert Fresco, said they looked with “strong disfavor upon his characterization” of Summers and that “such an analogy carries innuendoes and implications … that many on the Princeton faculty find highly inappropriate, indeed repugnant and intolerable.”

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