Cornel West is a Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University who has used his privileged status as one of academia’s elite to disparage both America and Israel and to attack the foundations of American capitalism and the rule of law.
In the world of academia, West is a superstar. He has been awarded over twenty honorary degrees and a National Book Award. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and has authored or edited over twenty books which are assigned for required reading in college courses across America. He is considered a revered cultural figure of the Left.
Despite his great success as an African-American man in academia, West views America as a “racist patriarchal” nation where “white supremacy” is rampant and White Americans continue “to resist fully accepting the humanity of blacks.”
“It goes without saying,” West states, “that a profound hatred of African people . . . sits at the center of American civilization.”
“I think we are witnessing America as a failed social experiment,” West said in a CNN interview held during the riots occurring in American cities in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
“What I mean by that,” he continued his diatribe, “is that the history of black people for over 200 and some years in America has been looking at America’s failure. Its capitalist economy could not generate and deliver in such a way that people could live lives of decency. The nation-state, its the criminal justice system, its legal system could not generate protection of rights and liberties. And now our culture, of course, is so market-driven—everything for sale, everybody for sale—it can’t deliver the kind of nourishment for the soul, for meaning, for purpose.”
West has also attacked President Donald Trump as a “neo-fascist gangster in the White House” and issued not-so-subtle warnings that America must either submit to Marxism or descend into violent revolution.
“The system cannot reform itself,” West said. He claims we must accept a “nonviolent revolution” consisting in “the democratic sharing of power, resources, wealth and respect”—in other words, socialism. “If we don’t get that kind of sharing, you’re going to get more violent explosions,” he stated.
A longtime Marxist, West is a close personal friend to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, who has referred to Judaism as a “gutter religion” and to Adolf Hitler as “a very great man.”
In 2014, West wrote that the crimes of the Islamic terror group Hamas—which include suicide bombings and the kidnap and murder of Israeli citizens—“pale in the face of the U.S.-supported Israeli slaughters of innocent civilians.” West supports the Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement to weaken and destroy Israel and has demonized the Jewish state by claiming that it sanctions the killing of “precious Palestinian babies” despite the Israeli military’s intensive attempts to avoid civilian casualties in their defensive response to Hamas’s aggression.
Professor West’s numerous comments and outright falsehoods demonizing and delegitimizing both America and Israel make him one of the Top Ten America-Hating Professors.