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Cornel West
Empathy is having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it.
Empathy is more than a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through...
We must pass the torch of leadership to a new generation of those committed to #integrity, #truth and real #justice.
The hypocrisy of 'law and order' in America -- Torturers go free, war crimes unaccounted for, yet the black poor under tight surveillance.
There is a relationship between the ghetto of #Gaza and the ghettos of #America. #Hannity
LA, support impressive young brother @JohnsonCampaign for School Board TODAY. Education matters! #NewGeneration
LA, stand up for a new generation of leadership! Vote Alex Johnson 4 School Board this Tuesday.
Here is the speech I gave at the rally b4 we marched to the Washington Post, Caterpillar & back to the White House.
I was blessed to be a part of the massive demonstration of over 50k people in the name of truth and justice in Gaza in DC over the weekend.
We must connect catastrophe to courage and compassion. We must have the intellectual courage to tell the truth.
...yet every human life is precious and resistance to occupation is inevitable.
Let us not forget that ugly war crimes of any occupying power always outstrip those of the occupied...
Our righteous indignation at the murder of hundreds of Palestinian babies should be the same as that of the murder of Jewish babies.
Moral & political response to the actual Israeli occupation & invasion should be the same as that of a non-existent Palestinian occupation.
The litmus test should be what would U.S. media coverage look like of a nearly 50 year Palestinian (cont)
.@rulajebreal of @msnbc is right: U.S. media coverage of the Israeli occupation & invasion of Gaza is grossly biased against Palestinians.
We must never forget a precious Palestinian baby as the same value as a precious Jewish baby.
We all are complacent with this bloodshed if we do not raise our voices to condemn all crimes and all forms of terrorism.
There is much blood on the hands of Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama and Hamas.
...but these crimes pale in the face of the U.S. supported Israeli slaughters of innocent civilians.
The rockets of Hamas indeed are morally wrong and politically ineffective...
Let us not be deceived – the Israeli massacre of innocent Palestinians, especially the precious children, is a crime against humanity!
Let us never forget her spirit and her vision that focused on the dignity of everyday people. #MayaAngelou
I want to say goodbye to my dear sister @DrMayaAngelou, who enriched our lives with her profound wisdom, poetic style and love of life & us.
African American Pilots at United Airlines are being excluded from mgmt and have filed a suit. Pledge your support at
I look forward to reading the 140 papers they will writer for me!
My brothers in this NJ Step Program class are brilliant & resilient. Shatter every stereotype of prisoners by their intellect & courage!
Blessed to teach a Philosophy course w/140 men on Friday nights. We read Plato, Augustine, Lorraine Hansberry, Samuel Beckett & my own work.
This model program of education for precious brothers and sisters in prison is catching on like wildfire, & now has the support of NJ govt.
Congratulations to the New Jersey Step Program – led by Sister Director Margaret Atkins and my dean Toby Sanders.
Shame on the Turkish government, and shame on the un-safe privatized minds in Turkey.
My prayers go out to my dear brothers and sisters in Turkey.
Powerful artist Quadir Lateef and Freestyle Raps on boys and girls in the inner cities. "SIXTEEN" #freestyle #watch
Please support @Free_IC as they seek to advocate a culture of empathy through face to face conversation. #FreeIC
Young men of color will help define America's future. We all succeed when they do. Let's uplift our #SonsAndBrothers
Retweeted by Cornel West
Democracy is the attempt to curtail the arbitrary use of power.
Put yourself in position to be open to all of life's blessings. Excited to read @UncleRUSH's book on #success
"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." -- Nelson Mandela
Big Oscar night for "12 Years A Slave". Listen back to our SW conversation with its director, brother Steve McQueen.
Looking forward to reading @UncleRUSH's new book "Success Through Stillness" !
Blessings to Bill Boyarsky for respectable journalism -- seeking truth in this contrived @mridleythomas controversy.
.@mridleythomas has been unfairly targeted by the @latimes -- @dennisjromero @LAWeekly sets it straight. #GarageGate
There’s too much poverty and not enough self-love. If you don’t love yourself, you’re in a world of trouble.
The best word to sum up what today is all about -- #LOVE. #RememberingMLK
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- #MLK #happybirthday #Jan15
Amiri Baraka -- literary genius, spiritual warrior, real revolutionary –- love you. You were full of fire and you never sold out!