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Cornel West is broke

Secret life exposed. Knocks up and fucks a bunch of broads, pays them off, pays their rents. Makes millions. Claims he can’t pay student loans because capitalism.

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by Anonymousreply 41December 2, 2023 4:36 PM

Not surprised. He's smart and has some good points, but he's hard to like - and it's his own fault.

by Anonymousreply 1December 2, 2023 4:29 AM

There's that term...what is it?

by Anonymousreply 2December 2, 2023 4:34 AM

I know he likes to stay at nice hotels. He was a frequent guest at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel back when I worked there.

by Anonymousreply 3December 2, 2023 4:34 AM


by Anonymousreply 4December 2, 2023 4:39 AM

What a dummy.

by Anonymousreply 5December 2, 2023 4:41 AM

It's literal violence to list all of his issues like that. How dare you, OP. He is a warrior for justice and speaks out against the uniparty!

by Anonymousreply 6December 2, 2023 4:43 AM

r2 Champagne socialist?

by Anonymousreply 7December 2, 2023 4:45 AM

Great Value Grady deserves every bit of this humiliation.

by Anonymousreply 8December 2, 2023 4:46 AM

Jimmy Dore Show video uploaded online today has a clip of him and Jimmy going at it. Somebody posted a comment that West's son was known as a spoiled brat at Howard.

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by Anonymousreply 9December 2, 2023 4:49 AM

He's a broke ass Black man who can't keep it in his pants!!

Fucking user pig.

by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 4:51 AM

Well - let's face it - he always wanted to be famous and live like one - instead of a humble professor academic.

Goes to show you - he's all about the show. This presidential campaign was to collect money - nothing else. He was never going to run!

by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 4:56 AM

Cornel West probably goes to parties where the students go, has a few Hennessy and cokes and makes a total handsy pest of himself around the young women!

He looks like the "Trilogy of Terror" doll's nasty old uncle!

by Anonymousreply 12December 2, 2023 5:07 AM

Yes, r7, something like that.

by Anonymousreply 13December 2, 2023 5:11 AM

He kinda looks like someone who'd ask you for change while you're waiting for the subway train to arrive.

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 5:17 AM

Say what you want, but at least Cornel is fun. More precisely, what the French call "marrant". Unlike Henry Louis Gates Jr., who is a nasty cunt.

by Anonymousreply 15December 2, 2023 5:17 AM

[quote] Great Value Grady

R8, you ain’t right for that! 🤣

by Anonymousreply 16December 2, 2023 5:23 AM

He’s a race scammer

by Anonymousreply 17December 2, 2023 6:00 AM

Brother West is all right. Why would I give a fuck who he sleeps with or how much money he has?

by Anonymousreply 18December 2, 2023 6:09 AM

He’s vulgar.

by Anonymousreply 19December 2, 2023 6:18 AM

Well I'm not inviting him to a tea dance, R19.

by Anonymousreply 20December 2, 2023 6:26 AM

Great Value Grady is hilarious 😂

by Anonymousreply 21December 2, 2023 6:57 AM

Maintaining a "love den" can't be cheap.

by Anonymousreply 22December 2, 2023 7:00 AM

What is great value Grady?

by Anonymousreply 23December 2, 2023 7:25 AM

He could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence.

by Anonymousreply 24December 2, 2023 11:59 AM

[quote]What is great value Grady?


by Anonymousreply 25December 2, 2023 12:50 PM

R18 is an easy mark. Sounds about white with his Brother bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 26December 2, 2023 12:59 PM

R15 I’ve never liked Gates either. Comes across as very arrogant and snotty. What else do you know about him?

by Anonymousreply 27December 2, 2023 1:11 PM

R27- He does come across as a pretentious black snob. Some years ago he hosted a documentary about blacks in Latin America. He was so ingratiating towards the locals it made me cringe. I was hoping for something insightful- it was not.

by Anonymousreply 28December 2, 2023 1:48 PM

[quote]Claims he can’t pay student loans because capitalism.

WTF? He’s 70-years old

by Anonymousreply 29December 2, 2023 1:56 PM

I was at Harvard when he was there. His messy life was well known. He did not consort with students.

by Anonymousreply 30December 2, 2023 1:56 PM

whenever I see him on TV he's tripping over himself to compliment and fellate everybody - it always made him seem like a con to me

by Anonymousreply 31December 2, 2023 1:56 PM

He seems EXHAUSTING to be around.

by Anonymousreply 32December 2, 2023 2:16 PM

R28 I remember when that particular show came out. I didn’t get to see it. He annoyed me when he had the run in with the cops. Of course I am not justifying the actions of those idiot cops (don’t really like police) but his subsequent behavior seemed more like “I’m Henry Louis Gates, superior being” and not being upset about the racial bias. I hope I’ve explained this properly. And he had that same attitude on his FINDING YOUR ROOTS show.

Back to Cornel. I always liked him and he’s been an ally to the LGB community. I’m shocked that he’s broke and the reasons why he’s broke. Didn’t he have a financial advisor?

by Anonymousreply 33December 2, 2023 2:33 PM

He and Gates used to hang out together around Princeton. I used to see them out together around town.

by Anonymousreply 34December 2, 2023 2:36 PM

There have always been professors like cornel. When I started to work in university research I was naive. I thought that the policy of the university was actually how things were practiced. Some people are so open minded that their brains fall out. Also, there is a subcategory of idiots that justify lack of loyalty to partners because they tricked the partners into a monogamy scam. Why not just say you are a playboy or confirmed bachelor or not the marrying type? He is a pathological virtue signaler

by Anonymousreply 35December 2, 2023 2:56 PM

I don't think Henry Louis Gates is an asshole. I watch his show on PBS "Finding Your Roots" religiously - and I think I've seen most of his other series. They all were very informative, well-researched and even-handed.

He seems really approachable and nice - but then again, he's dealing with celebrities on FYR.

HLG was THE African-American history scholar before Cornel West and genuinely a star for decades in academia. What happened to him in Cambridge was disgusting - he was treated like a criminal trying to get into his own house.

Cornel West has always sucked up all the air in every interview and show he's been on. I've never seen HLG do that.

by Anonymousreply 36December 2, 2023 3:13 PM

Gates was my prof at Cornell, yes, bottom of the Ivy League. He never taught at Princeton so I guess was visiting Prof. West. West was a guest lecturer at Cornell. As I said above, West strikes me as someone who is playful in life and also his academic mind is playful. It seems to me he has been a successful "public intellectual" while Gates is only a "famous professor". Gates isn't a much of a historian, that's an artifact of his academic career ambitions, and as a literary theorist, meh. Signifying Monkey is typical American high-deconstruction period careerist claptrap. He has a couple notions but a lot of gobbledegook. Gates is a careerist in everything, such a dogged yet snobby striver. As for semiotics, deconstruction, critical theory, very few American professors of that era got it right - to be playful with it, not so goddamn humorless and political. Unfortunately they trained another generation of American academics with lower IQs who are even less clear-thinking, broadly informed, and intellectually playful. Jodie Foster did right to learn it for a couple years then get out and do something else with her mind and life.

by Anonymousreply 37December 2, 2023 3:16 PM

Oh no! I wonder if our grapefruit with his autograph will still have any value now??

by Anonymousreply 38December 2, 2023 3:19 PM

I don't think Gates is "asshole" and he is polite when necessary. I wrote R37. His late career books can be good such as Stony the Road. Which is good "popular" history for the general reader. He principally identified through his education and career as a literary critic then his shift into historian has obviously been more successful and well received. The kind of literary criticism he was trained to do and was doing is more Continental political economy and philosophy applied to literature and I don't think he was successful. Popular accessible history - way much more so.

Cornel West IS a political economist and philosopher, through and through, and applied his dexterous mind to a successful run as a public intellectual which requires intellectual and social playfulness. America doesn't have many public intellectuals.

by Anonymousreply 39December 2, 2023 3:57 PM

Having briefly interacted with both of them, I'd say Gates seems more like the asshole. West is more like a tortured soul. But I'm not an expert or anything. Gates didn't teach at Princeton, but he was at IAS, also located in Princeton, for a while. West is a serious scholar, whether you like him or not. I think he kind of went crazy.

by Anonymousreply 40December 2, 2023 4:35 PM

I agree with r37 and r39.

by Anonymousreply 41December 2, 2023 4:36 PM
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