Randall Kennedy has been a contributing editor of the Prospect since 1995. He is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard University. His several books include The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency.
The Civil Rights Movement and the Politics of Memory
As opportunists try to hijack the movement's legacy, let's remember what actually occurred.Randall Kennedy | May 12, 2015
Black America's Promised Land: Why I Am Still a Racial Optimist
Hope and pessimism have defined two traditions of American thinking about race. Fully acknowledging recent setbacks, the author makes the case for the tradition of hope.Randall Kennedy | November 10, 2014