December 19, 2001
Whether by example or by strategy, Dr. King always looked for opportunities to build bridges.
Foes of hateful speech should remember how free expression was protected on campus in the first place—through the civil rights movement.
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.