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Kennedy, Randall 1954-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 9,226 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KF511, 305.896073
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Most widely held works about Randall Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Randall Kennedy
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word by Randall Kennedy( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigger" is arguably the most consequential social insult in American history. In this book, the author traces how the word has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. The author explores such topics as how "nigger" should be defined and whether blacks have a right to use "nigger" while others do not
Interracial intimacies : sex, marriage, identity, and adoption by Randall Kennedy( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Nigger and Race, Crime, and the Law comes a tour de force about the controversial issue of personal interracial intimacy as it exists within ever-changing American social mores and within the rule of law
Race, crime, and the law by Randall Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a Harvard law professor, discusses the "failure of the justice system to protect blacks from criminals ... the wisdom and legality of using racial criteria in jury selection ... the responses of the legal system to accusations that appeals to racial prejudice have rendered trials unfairs ... and allegations that blacks are victimized on a widespread basis by racially discriminatory prosecutions and punishments."--Jacket
Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal by Randall Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy grapples with a stigmatized phrase: "selling out," or racial betrayal, a subject of much anxiety and acrimony in Black America. He atomizes the changing meanings of the term and shows how its usage bedevils blacks and whites. He begins his exploration with a historical definition of the "black" community, accounting for who is considered black and who is not. He looks at the ways in which prominent members of that community--Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama, among others--have been stigmatized as sellouts. He outlines the history of the suspicion of racial betrayal among blacks, shows how current fears of selling out are expressed in thought and practice, and offers a case study of the quintessential "sellout"--Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most vilified black public official in American history.--From publisher description
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency by Randall Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Timely--as the 2012 presidential election nears--and controversial for its bracing iconoclasm, The Persistence of the Color Line is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis--̉vis the pitfalls and clichš of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy--former clerk to late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Harvard professor of law, and author of the New York Times bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Kennedy--gives us shrewd and keen essays on the complex relationship between "the first black president" and his African-American constituency. The Persistence of the Colorline tackles hot-button issues: the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has any special responsibility to African-Americans; the increasing irrelevance of traditional racial politics and the consequences thereof; electoral politics and cultural chauvinism; black patriotism and its antithesis (essentialism and rebellion); differences between Obama's presentation of himself to blacks and whites and the challenges posed by the dream of a post-racial society; the far from simple symbolism of Obama as leader of the Joshua generation in a country that has elected only three black senators and two black governors. As the National Law Journal puts it: "Randall Kennedy is doing the smartest work in the area of race." Here, in The Persistence of the Color Line, Kennedy--eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right--offers a gimlet eyed view of Obama's triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America"--
For discrimination : race, affirmative action, and the law by Randall Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Kennedy gives us a concise, gimlet-eyed, and deeply personal conspectus of the policy, refusing to shy away from the myriad complexities of an issue that continues to bedevil American race relations. He accounts for the slipperiness of the term "affirmative action" as it has been appropriated by ideologues of every stripe; delves into the complex and surprising legal history of the policy; analyzes key arguments pro and con advanced by the left and right, and ponders the future of affirmative action
Best African American essays, 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than thirty-five essays by African-American authors, including Barack Obama, David A. Hollinger, Scoop Jackson, and others, which were originally published between 1994 and 2009
Race 2012 : a conversation about race and politics in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Results of the 2010 Census depict a rapidly changing nation, with the country's non-white population growing to more than 35 percent. As ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, these communities' impact on American's future-particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership-is increasing. Race 2012 helps viewers gain a better understanding of America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. Fast-moving and non-partisan, Race 2012 draws insights on racial political history from analysts, strategists and activists on both sides of the aisle."--Container
Crossing the line : multiracial comedians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This full length documentary analyzes how mixed race comedians mediate multiracial identities and humor. Crossing lines of racial, ethnic, and cultural acceptability by their very existence, multiracial comedians reveal that meanings of race vary across ethnic combination, gender, place, and time. The film features the experiences, perspectives, and performances of American comedians of more than one racial ancestry"--Container
Sellout : the politics of racial disloyalty by Randall Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," analyzing the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well as its influence on both individuals and society as a whole
A conversation among great African Americans( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particpants, portraying historical African American figures, conduct a conversation about African American history in order to provide insight into the current status of African Americans and the challenges of the 21st century
Martin Luther King's Constitution : Montgomery by Randall Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, the police and "reasonable suspicion" by Randall Kennedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randall Kennedy discusses the common practice of American law enforcement agencies using race as a risk factor or negative signal that a person has committed a crime
Randall Kennedy: Nigger and Interracial intimacies by Randall Kennedy( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Rhodes Scholar, Randall Kennedy teaches classes on contracts, freedom of expression, and the regulation of race relations at Harvard Law School. His first book, Race, Crime, and the Law, received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His controversial book, Nigger, elucidates the n-word's plastic, contradictory, and often volatile place in contemporary American society. Interracial Intimacies explores the historical, sociological, legal, and moral issues that are associated with multiracial relationships
Thaddeus Stevens as a good white man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nigger, the strange career of a troublesome word by Randall Kennedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Kennedy discusses his book of the same title, primarily focusing on the importance of the word "nigger" in American politics, culture and history
Dred Scott and African American citizenship by Randall Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The latter-day fate of caveat emptor : section II : materials for bridge period, January 26-30, 1987( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photocopy of schedule and readings for Harvard Law School course, offered January 26-30, 1987
Materials for bridge period on the significance of legal realism( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photocopy of schedule and readings for Harvard Law School course, offered October 15-20, 1987
[A constitutional bicentennial summer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A panel discussion moderated by Prof. Andre Davis, presented as part of a lecture series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Therein, five Constitutional scholars answer questions from the audience about the short speeches they had recently delivered
 
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Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word
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Interracial intimacies : sex, marriage, identity, and adoptionRace, crime, and the lawSellout : the politics of racial betrayalThe persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidencyBest African American essays, 2010Sellout : the politics of racial disloyalty