Cornel West, a race-relations professor at Princeton, warned United Kingdom-style riots will come to the U.S. if the “poor” are not treated well.

“If you don’t treat poor and working people with dignity now, chickens are going to come home to roost later,” said West. “And it won’t be about love and justice. It will be about revenge, hatred, and then we all go under.”

West was speaking to Jack Tapper of ABC News.

West was a top supporter and adviser to Obama when the politician was a presidential candidate, but he has expressed disappointment with some of Obama’s recent policies.

As WND reported earlier this year, West called Obama the “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

“And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it,” he said.

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