Cornel West: How Intellectuals Betrayed the Poor

Cornel West, an African American Studies Professor at Princeton, discusses the intellectual turn against the poor.

The video was released in 2011 by the organization Big Think. In it, West discusses the intellectual turn to demonizing the poor and working class.

West goes on to discuss “How to strength the demos,” and discusses the problems of xenophobia within its heterogeneous elements .

Watch below.