Intellectuals and social structure, Rutledge M. Dennis. Part 1 Toward a theory of black intellectuals: black intellectuals and others - a critical survey, Harold W. Cruse; radical black intellectual thought, John N. Stanfield. Part 2 Race, class and capitalism: racism and capitalism - the critical theories of Oliver Cox, Doris Y. Wilkinson; C.L.R. James and nationalism in the Caribbean, Stefano Harney; Du Bois and the dialectics of nationalism and internationalism, Rutledge M. Dennis; Fraizer on race and class - myths and realities, John N. Stanfield. Part 2 Cultural politics: pragmatism and radicalism in the social thought of Cornel West, Earnest Bracey; James Baldwin and the fire next time - the prophetic vision of a black intellectual, Rodney D. Coates. Part 4 Public intellectuals: political engagement and the rise of African American public intellectuals, Alford A. Young; black intellectuals and the politics of race - the affirmative action debate, W. Avon Drake.