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    supporters across the country because of these tragic events. The author’s background shows extensive credibility. Cornel West is a critically acclaimed author and critic for The Guardian, an online publication website; he is a civil rights activist, active member of the Democratic Socialists of America, class of 1943 graduate, and professor at Princeton University. West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and received his Masters of Arts and Ph. D in Philosophy at Princeton University. Among his twenty novels, West is best known for Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. Along with his books, West has also participated in several documentaries, and spoken word albums, and appeared on talk shows. West has made it his mission to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive by professing justice out to the rest…

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    ability to articulate concepts and deeper understandings moves me. Suddenly, I see clearly that what drives me is to be involved with and support the work of human transformation. Furthermore, my desire for transformation is so strong that I am going back to school to learn how to organize my thoughts, so I may reach and more eloquently touch the human heart. Since I have stepped into this alignment of purpose, I have encountered wonderful and revolutionary wholehearted thinkers such as…

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    The setting of this performance was the conductor in the center with the trumpets, trombones, and saxophones on the outer left and right of the conductor. The piano was in the front to the left of the conductor as well as a guitar. There were drums to the right of the conductor and the singers were in the center toward the back. The style of the band was an orchestra setup with a jazz sound to the music. The conductor encourage the audience to repeat words he was saying. At some points the…

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    appear obscure. In ‘The Examined Life” by Cornel West he says the following “Human beings are unable to ever gain any monopoly of truth capital T. We might have access to truth small t, but they’re fallible claims about truth”(West 3). Truth and reality come side by side not because they're easy to realize, but because they are hard to accept. One should always be prepared to acknowledge that their understanding may not always be true. Certain moments in life will reveal who one truly is. In the…

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    In his essay “ Genealogy of Modern Racism” (2002), Cornel West argues that whites have been conditioned to treat blacks inferiorly in beauty, culture and intellectual abilities because of the structures of modern discourse. (P.90) Many writers have mentioned the differences between the blacks and whites but most of them against the idea of the blacks being equal to the whites in any form. Some of the writers are J. J. Winckelmann who portrayed ancient Greece as a world of beautiful bodies.…

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    suffered due to the mistreatment of people that can’t comprehend change or how people are all different. Of course many people know back than if you didn’t have blue eyes or blonde hair were considered inferior, lower than trash even not human. Many people think that racism doesn’t exist because we have so many different races doing complex things and other high paying jobs. People now have thrown racism under the rug but racism is still a big ‘problem’, Racism has become a complex subject so…

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    requires personal exploration as well as personal accountability to self and others in the past and in the present, while simultaneously considering the future and honoring the past. Why do academicians look to literature if not to grow and to connect? The works of Emily Dickinson, Cornel West, and Friedrich Nietzsche beautifully illustrate this conclusion, yes, but what…

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    This time period is between 2000 and 2015; giving us iconic figures such as 50 Cent, Ja rule, Eminem, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter), Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Drake. Of course out of a generation of rap, there is always extremely influential rappers that has revolutionized the “game” for everyone. For the early 2000’s that person would Jay Z, one of the singles from Jay-Z 's now classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt, was a song called "Can 't Knock The Hustle." Though there are many interpretations about…

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    When I ask someone if they like Kanye West music? They respond he’s an “asshole”. They don’t even bother to listen to his music. Kanye gets a bad reputation for being outspoken. I’m here to tell you that should give him a chance and let his music convince you that he’s the greatest of all time. Although his name gives him a bad reputation, due to his controversial actions, Kanye should be heard around the world with an open smile. Kanye West makes a great music. Now let’s talk about his…

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    Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (Lupe Fiasco) and Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. are one of the best influential hip moguls of our generation. Both artists are from Chicago, Illinois and share similar back-stories in their lives, which was able to propel them from the stereotypical rappers that only talk about drugs money and sex. Common who made his debut in the 90’s talks about keeping Hip Hop from falling into the loop that mainstream rapping is turning into and with that his song “Dooinit” Which talks about a…

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