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.
State-Enforced Segregation and the Color of Justice
Jim Crow was the descendant of Southern slavery. More shocking is the legacy of government-enforced racism in the North.Randall Kennedy | July 24, 2017
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