Cornel West

Cornel West: Neoliberalism Has Failed Us

West speaks on Obama’s legacy, the failures of American empire, and the role of race in Trump’s election.
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Barack Obama and the Nommo Tradition of Afrocentric Orality

Through both dialect and nommo, President Barack Obama was able to inspire black and white audiences, altering his word choice and patterns accordingly.
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Viral Videos and the Presidential Campaign

How do viral videos shape a presidential campaign? How do voters learn to “read” the art and advertisements they are seeing? Learn more from our scholars.
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Publishing the Presidents

President Obama made news for being the first President to publish a scholarly article while in office. Many past Presidents can be found in JSTOR. 
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A Fight About Taxing the Wealthy, a Century Before President Obama

The debate about how much of the government's money should come from the rich is a conversation that goes back more than 100 years.

The Italian-American Immigration Experience

As President Obama prepares to move forward on immigration reform, the debate over the role of immigrants in US society is ramping up.