[A] compelling blend of philosophy, sociology and political commentary. . . . One can only applaud the ferocious moral vision and astute intellect on display in these pages. –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“As moving as any of the sermons of the Rev. Martin Luther King, as profound as W.E.B Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, as exhilarating in their offering of liberation as James Baldwin’s early essays.” –David Nicholson, The Washington Post Book World
“Exciting . . . illuminating. . . . West’s thinking consistently challenges the conventional wisdom [and] confronts the reader with profound and unsettling insights.” –Robert S. Boynton, Newsday
“Cornel West is one of the most authentic, brilliant, prophetic, and healing voices in America today. We ignore his truth in Race Matters at our personal and national peril.” –Marian Wright Edelman
From the Hardcover edition.