Over the course of American history, there have been strains of pessimism and optimism about race.
This talk will focus on recent controversies involving portrayals of the American past… for example — the 1619 Project and predictions regarding the American future. Another, the view of some Critical Race theorists that America is irredeemable.
Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on criminal law and the regulation of race relations. For his education he attended St. Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States 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 U.S. Awarded the 1998 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime and the Law, Mr Kennedy writes for a wide range of scholarly and general interest publications and has numerous other books to his credit.
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