Show Notes: What Happened to the ‘Promised Land’?

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Randall Kennedy
S3 E1: What Happened to the ‘Promised Land’?

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses past and present visions for a “promised land” on race, and what law can do to shape it.

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Show Notes: What Happened to the ‘Promised Land’?

Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on contracts, criminal law and the regulation of race relations. He served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Awarded the 1998 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime, and the Law, Kennedy writes for a wide range of scholarly and general interest publications. His other books are “For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law” (2013), “The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency” (2011), “Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal” (2008), “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption” (2003), and “Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word” (2002). A member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, Kennedy is also a trustee emeritus of Princeton University.

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