President Obama and the Crisis of Black America: Interview with Cornel West

by Dan La Botz

1. DSA website at

2. "Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on Obama, ‘Many of Us Are Exploring Other Possibilities in Coming Election,’" Democracy Now, Aug. 9, 2011.

3. Glenn C. Lowry, Profesor of Economics at Brown University. See his essay, "Obama is No King."

4. "Maxine Waters to Obama: Pay more attention to blacks," Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2011.

5. Black Agenda Report.

6. Jo Becker and Scott Shane, "Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will," at New York Times, May 29, 2012.

7. Darity’s Duke Sanford School of Public Policy site.

8. Judy Woodruff, "North Carolina Up for Grabs in 2012 as Voter Enthusiasm Wanes," video and transcript at PBS Newshour; William Darity.

9. The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience, 2.0.

10. Sheldon S. Wolin, "Fugitive Democracy," Constellations: An International Journal of Critical & Democratic Theory; Vol. 1 Issue 1, (April 1994) pp. 11-25.

11. Smiley and West.

12. Tavis Smiley Show at PBS, WNET.

13. Walking Tour of Oak Park neighborhood, Sacramento, California.