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.
There is no common ground to be had with the Trump administration.Randall KennedyDec 14, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates has written the race book of the year. Too bad it’s disempowering.Randall KennedyNov 19, 2015
As opportunists try to hijack the movement's legacy, let's remember what actually occurred.Randall KennedyMay 12, 2015
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 KennedyNov 10, 2014