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Cornel West Weds His Longtime Arab Girlfriend Annahita Mahdavi



Cornel West Weds His Arabian GF Annahita Mahdavi - Twitter Reacts 

Cornel West Marries His Arabian GF Annahita Mahdavi – Twitter Reacts

University professor Cornell West is finally married. Cornell married his longtime girlfriend, an Arab political science professor named Annahita Mahdavi.

The couple announced their marriage on Twitter earlier this week. It is the sixth marriage for Cornell and the second for Annahita.

“For the past three decades of my life I’ve called him my hero. Now I get to call him my hero-husband, until death do us part @brothercornelwest God Is Almighty,” Annahita wrote on Instagram.

“Almighty God is still working in my life!” West captioned the repost.


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In a boo’d up post from July, Annahita penned a lovely poem on IG. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

She continues, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears,” she added.

Unfortunately not everyone is happy for the newlyweds. A bunch of people on social media are blasting Cornell for his new wife.

The dissenters on Black Twitter claim that Cornell has been spending too much time discussing the plight of Palestinians, Afghans and other Arabs – and not the plight of Black people around the world.

They claim further that Cornell’s now more worried about Arabs than he is about Blacks, because of his new wife.

Black Twitter, however, may not be the only ones concerned about Cornell West’s new politics. According to him he was denied tenure at Harvard University because of his outspokenness on Palestine.

He said, “Harvard declined to consider him for tenure in part due to his outspoken criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.”

Annahita Mahdavi immigrated from Iran in 1985 and resided in Turkey as a UN refugee until 1988 when she was granted a residency for Sweden. After staying in Sweden for two years, she came to the United States in 1990, where she was granted political asylum in the United States as well.

She received her Phd from Pepperdine University and the focus of her studies has been the resiliency of human beings in the face of atrocities. Her dissertation title is: “Perceptions of Acculturation Resiliency Factors of Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghan Refugees”.

As part of her Ph.D. Fieldwork studies, she has been a part of international studies in Ireland, Belfast (2010) looking at the high rates of suicide, Peru, Lima (2014) looking at the traumatic impact of poverty on the indigenous population.

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