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Kennedy, Randall 1954-

Works: 167 works in 305 publications in 1 language and 9,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Essays  Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Thesis advisor
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Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word by Randall Kennedy( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,336 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 1,888 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 )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,578 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 1,096 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 )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 993 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 )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 925 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 211 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
Evaluation of JNES equipment fragility tests for use in seismic probability risk assessments for U.S. nuclear power plants by Randall Kennedy( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surface phenomena in metals and alloys by V. K Semenchenko( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Randall Kennedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Randall Kennedy was born on September 10, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina. Kennedy graduated from Princeton University with his A.B. degree in 1977 and then studied as a Rhodes Scholar until 1979. Kennedy earned his J.D. degree in 1982 from Yale Law School. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. In 1984, Kennedy became a full professor at Harvard Law School and was named as the Michael R. Kline Professor of Law. Kennedy was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Haverford College. His publications include Race, Crime, and the Law (1997) and The Persistence of the Color Line (2011). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a trustee of Princeton University
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
Problem solving in endocrinology and metabolism by Lee Kennedy( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive case load of patient disorders seen by the endocrinologist and general practitioner. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience backed by wide critical reading in the primary literature to identify 46 problems that reflect the everyday reality of patients presenting to the clinician. Each case is summarised by several practical questions to stimulate the reader, followed by a clinical presentation. A detailed discussion follows of the potential causes and diagnostic pitfalls, as well as the therapeutic and lifestyle management options available, accompanied by algorithms and key references. Each of the major areas of endocrinology are covered: thyroid, adrenal gland, pituitary, reproduction, growth and development, calcium and bone, endocrine hypertension, water, electrolytes and glucose. The authors conclude with a section focusing specifically on therapeutic aspects. With its logical work-up procedure and up-to-date summary of treatment options, this book is an essential reference for the practicing clinician in primary or secondary care. The chief author, Professor Lee Kennedy, is a British expatriate, now in a leading clinical role in Australia. Lee has experience in numerous clinical areas and is involved with teaching medical students
Canada's agricultural systems by Randall Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet theater nuclear capabilities : the European nuclear balance in transition by Randall Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorandum examined the changing strategic and theater nuclear environment; Soviet theater nuclear force improvements and doctrine; the implications of Soviet theater nuclear buildup for deterrence and the defense of Europe; and NATO's response. The author concludes that the changing balance of theater capabilities has resulted in a devaluation of deterrence, a decline in Western self-confidence, and an increase in NATO's vulnerabilities. The author also contends that if the Soviet Union is unwilling to negotiate a significant reduction intermediate-range nuclear forces that now pose a serious threat to the West, the NATO deployment of Pershing II and cruise missiles will not only help to restore balance to the NATO/Warsaw Pact nuclear equation, but will also enhance deterrence, reduce NATO's vulnerabilities, and thus, will contribute to crisis stability in Europe. (Author)
The changing strategic balance and US defense planning by Randall Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorandum evaluates the nature of and objectives behind the unrelenting buildup of Soviet strategic nuclear forces. The author concludes that while the Soviet Union may be seeking some 'margin of superiority, ' deterrence of nuclear war remains a preeminent Soviet objective. The author further concludes that while US strategic retaliatory forces have become more vulnerable to a Soviet preemptive attack, the Soviet Union does not yet have the capacity to execute a disarming 'first-strike.' Nevertheless, the United States must modernize its strategic forces and engage the Soviet Union in arms control efforts if future strategic instabilities are to be avoided
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
Global price updates help by Andrew V Goldberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "Periodic global updates of dual variables have been shown to yield a susbtantial speed advantage in implementations of push- relabel algorithms for the maximum flow and minimum cost flow problems. In this paper, we show that in the context of the bipartite matching and assignment problems, global updates yield a theoretical improvement as well. For bipartite matching, a push-relabel algorithm that matches the best bound when global updates are used achieves a bound that is worse by a factor of [square root of n] without the updates. A similar result holds for the assignment problem."
An efficient cost scaling algorithm for the assignment problem by Andrew V Goldberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "The cost scaling push-relabel method has been shown to be efficient for solving minimum-cost flow problems. In this paper we apply the method to the assignment problem. We investigate implementations of the method that take advantage of the problem structure. The results show that the method is very promising for practical use; it outperforms all other codes in almost all problems in our study."
Old Ayr by Randall Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word
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, 2010Problem solving in endocrinology and metabolismSellout : the politics of racial disloyaltyOld Ayr
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Randall Kennedy Amerikaans hoogleraar

Randall Kennedy US-amerikanischer Jurist, Professor an der Harvard Law School

Randall L. Kennedy

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