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Cornel West, an initiating endorser of RootsAction, just gave an inspiring interview.

"Black prophetic fire," he said, "is the hypersensitivity to the suffering of others that generates a righteous indignation that results in the willingness to live and die for freedom."

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West points to systemic problems: "arbitrary police power, arbitrary corporate power, gentrification, the land-grabbing, the power-grabbing in and of the black community, and arbitrary cultural power in terms of white supremacist stereotypes promoted on television, radio and so forth."

And West cites the inability of President Obama to credibly address violence at home: "He can't drop drones on hundreds of innocent children and then talk about how upset he is when innocent people are killed. You can't reshape the world in the image of corporate interest and image with Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and then say that you’re in deep solidarity with working people and poor people."
 
Click here to read and share what Cornel West says can be done to address racism that is built into our society.

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Background:
The King Center
Geoff Gilbert: MLK's radical vision got distorted: Here's his real legacy on militarism & inequality
Imara Jones: The War on Poverty vs. Racism
Ryan Cooper: To end police violence, we have to end poverty
Angela Davis Speaks On Racism And Police Militarization At Annual MLK Jr. Convocation
  


 

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