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Cornell West Announced On Twitter That He’s Running For President

Cornell West announced on Twitter that he is running for president of The United States as a third party,

“I have decided to run for truth and justice, which takes the form of running for president of the United States as a candidate for the People’s Party,” West said in a video announcement on Twitter. “I enter for the quest for truth. I enter for the quest of justice. And the presidency is just one vehicle we pursue that truth and justice.”

“Neither political party wants to tell the truth about Wall Street, about Ukraine, about the Pentagon, about big tech,” West said. “Do we have what it takes? We shall see.”

Cornel West, 70 was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a philosopher, scholar of African American studies, and political activist. His influential book Race Matters (1993) what he saw as the spiritual impoverishment of the African American underclass and critically examined the “crisis of black leadership” in the United States.

West was always a political activist as well as an academic, and he did not hesitate to participate in demonstrations or to lend his name or presence to causes he felt were just.

Cornell West retired as a University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, and joined the illustrious ranks of professors emeriti. For nearly 40 years, Cornel has had a deep and abiding relationship with Princeton.

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