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.
As Democrats’ most loyal constituency, blacks have rallied around the President during his political crisis, even (some argue) going so far as to confer on him honorary black status. Maybe blacks are selling their political capital too cheaply.Randall KennedyMarch-April 1999
Liberals' misguided efforts to respect race may harm children -- and deepen racial intolerance.Randall KennedySpring 1994
After a decade of court-packing, now is no time to pretend the courts are apolitical.Randall KennedySummer 1993