Feb 8, 2012




Dr. Cornel West sat down for a candid interview with Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

In the interview, West took on some of his toughest critics which happened to be Rev. Al Sharpton and former Princeton professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. Although he went after Sharpton, it was Harris-Perry who received the harshest jabs. West even went so far as to call her a liar.

Harris-Perry wrote a very scathing critique about West and Tavis Smiley for the Nation magazine. It was this critique along with some other things that she said that West felt were personal in nature. He said that her attacks were based on the fact that he voted against her when she was up for promotion from associate to full professor.

Click here to read the magazine. The interview with Dr. West is on page 14.

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