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 paradoxical reticence of America's first black president and how progressives must fill the vacuumRandall KennedyMar 09, 2011
When diversity became a positive, race-based preferences overcame the backlash.Randall KennedyJul 29, 2010
Can't we all just get along? Not when "civility" is just a genteel way to mask the inevitable tensions and antagonisms of democratic society.Randall KennedyNovember-December 1998