Professor Cornel West confesses that he’s having second thoughts about President Obama. In an interview with Playboy, he said he wished the president were more “Martin Luther King-like.”
West is also concerned about the lack of love and respect he sees between people, particularly where race is concerned.
“Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that’s being pushed to the margins, and you can see it,” West tells NPR’s Tony Cox.
The culprit? Greed, says West, manifest in the actions of players on Wall Street, “our televisual culture that’s obsessed with superficial spectacle” and the education system “where the market model becomes central.”
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