Randall L. Kennedy

Michael R. Klein Professor of Law

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books


Kennedy, Randall L. Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency (Pantheon 2011).

Kennedy, Randall L. Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal (Pantheon Books 2008).

Kennedy, Randall L. Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption (Pantheon Books 2003).
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Kennedy, Randall L. Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word (Pantheon Books 2002).
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Kennedy, Randall L. Race, Crime, and the Law (Pantheon 1997).
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Shorter Works in Collection


Kennedy, Randall L. "The Triumph of Robust Tokenism" in Best American Political Writing 2002 (Royce Flippin ed., 2002).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Preface" in Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation (Alfred L. Brophy, 2002).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Racial Trends in the Administration of Criminal Justice" in America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume II (Neil J. Smelser, William Julius Wilson & Faith Mitchell eds., 2001).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Homicide, Race and Capital Punishment" in Philosophical Problems in the Law (David M. Adams ed., Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Race Relations Law in the Canon of Legal Academia" in Legal Canons (J. M. Balkin & Sanford Levinson eds., New York University Press, 2000).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Struggle for Racial Equality in Public Accommodations" in Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Bernard Grofman ed., University Press of Virgina, 2000).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Cast a Cautious Eye on the Supreme Court" in Covering the Courts :?Free Press, Fair Trials 120 (Robert Giles & Robert W. Snyder eds., Transaction Publishers, 1999).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Omissions in "Patriotic Gore"" in Edmund Wilson: Centennial Reflections (Dabney, Lewis M. eds., 1999).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Facing the Dilemmas of Difference: Comments on the Essay by Mamphela Ramphele" in Promise and Dilemma (Lowe, Eugene Y., Jr. eds., 1999).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Supreme Court as Teacher: Lessons from the Second Reconstruction" in The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism 90 (Bradford P. Wilson & Ken Masugi eds., ?Rowman, 1998).

Kennedy, Randall L. "A Natural Aristocracy?" in Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies (Eskridge, William N., Jr. & Levinson, Sanford eds., 1998).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Reflections on Black Power" in Reassessing the Sixties (Macedo, Stephen eds., 1997).

Kennedy, Randall L. ""Dred Scott" and African American Citizenship" in Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood (Jacobsohn, Gary Jeffrey & Dunn, Susan eds., 1996).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Comment and Discussion on Hate Crimes/Hate Speech" in Speech and Equality: Do We Really Have to Choose? (LaMarche, Gara eds., 1996).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Reasonable Doubt v. Unreasonable Doubt" in Postmortem: The O.J. Simpson Case (Abramson, Jeffrey eds., 1996).

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Phony War" in The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America (Fraser, Steven eds., 1995).

Kennedy, Randall L. "A Comment on "Gibson v. Florida Legislative Committee"" in Secret Agents: The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism and Fifties America (Garber, Marjorie & Walkowitz, Rebecca L. eds., 1995).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Race and the Fourteenth Amendment: The Power of Interpretive Choice" in A Less Than Perfect Union: Alternative Perspectives on the U.S. Constitution (Lobel, Jules eds., 1988).


Articles in a Periodical


Kennedy, Randall L. "A Right of All Citizens: why naturalized Americans should be allowed to run for president," The New Republic Online, May 12, 2011.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "The Case for Early Retirement: Why Justices Ginsburg and Breyer should retire immediately," The New Republic Online, April 28, 2011.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Comments on the Sixth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium," 53 Howard Law Journal 801 (2010).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Finding a Proper Name to Call Black Americans," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Winter 2004/2005, at 46.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Schoolings in Equality: What Brown Did and Did Not Accomplish," The New Republic, July 5/12, 2004 (reviewing Richard Kluger, Simple Justice (2004)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Schoolings in Equality: What Brown Did and Did Not Accomplish," The New Republic, July 5/12, 2004 (reviewing Michael J. Klarman, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights (2004)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Government's Civil Rights Man," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Summer 2004 (reviewing Norman I. Silber, With All Deliberate Speed: The Life of Philip Elman (2004)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "From Protest to Patronage," The Nation, September 29, 2003 (reviewing Lost Prophet ).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "From Protest to Patronage," The Nation, September 29, 2003 (reviewing Two Crosses ).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Affirmative Reaction," The American Prospect, Spring 2003.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "The N-Word Adjudicated," 24 American Lawyer 65 (2002).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Interracial Intimacy," The Atlantic Monthly, December 2002.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Rejection Sustained," The Atlantic Monthly, September 2002.

Kennedy, Randall L. "State of the Debate: White Parents, Black Children," The American Prospect, August 12, 2002.
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Kennedy, Randall L. ""Marching Toward Justice": An Exhibition Review," The New England Quarterly, March 2002.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Triumph of Robust Tokenism," Atlantic Monthly, February.

Kennedy, Randall L. "'Nigger!' as a Problem in the Law (David C. Baum lecture) ?" 2001 University of Illinois Law Review 935 (2001).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "The Case for Borking," The American Prospect, July 2, 2001.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "In Extremis," American Prospect, February 26, 2001, at 14.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Racial Passing," 62 Ohio State Law Journal 1145 (2001).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "A Comment on Peter Cicchino's "Defending Humanity"," 9 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law 31 (2001).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Interracial Intimacies," 17 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 59 (2001).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Contempt of Court," American Prospect, January 1-15, 2001, at 15.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Marital Color Line," Nation, December 25, 2000, at 8.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Outrage on the Court," American Lawyer, February, 2000 (reviewing Contempt of Court (2000)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Thurgood's Coming," American Prospect, December 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Bush Court: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid," American Prospect, November 23, 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Suspect Policy," The New Republic, September 13/20, 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Repeating our Mistakes," The American Lawyer, July 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Clerkship Question and the Court," American Lawyer, April 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Mr. Civil Rights," The New Republic, April 5, 1999 (reviewing Juan Williams, Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary (1999)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Is He a Soul Man?" The New Republic, March/April 1999.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Case Against "Civility"," American Prospect, November/December 1998.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Justice Thomas and Racial Loyalty," American Lawyer, September 1998.

Kennedy, Randall L. "A Forgettable Memoir," American Lawyer, July/August 1998.

Kennedy, Randall L. "How Are We Doing With "Loving"?: Race, Law, and Intermarriage," 77 Boston University Law Review 815 (1997).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "No: drawing racial lines has a toxic effect on society. (Equal Justice: Would Color-Conscious Jury Selection Help?)," 81 ABA Journal 37 (1995).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "A Response to Professor Cole's "Paradox of Race and Crime"," 83 Georgetown Law Journal 2573 (1995).
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Kennedy, Randall L. "Tocqueville and Racial Conflict in America: A Comment," 11 Harvard BlackLetter Journal 145 (1994).

Kennedy, Randall L. "The State, Criminal Law, and Racial Discrimination: A Comment," 107 Harvard Law Review 1255 (1994).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Doing What You Can With What You Have: The Greatness of Justice Marshall," 80 Georgetown Law Journal 2081 (1992).

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Sixth Annual Brendan Brown Lecutre -- The Political Correctness Scare," 37 Loyola Law Review 231 (1991).

Kennedy, Randall L. "In Praise of the Struggle for Diversity on Law School Faculties," 6 University of Chicago Legal Forum 1 (1991).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Racial Critiques of Legal Academia," 102 Harvard L.aw Review 1745 (1989).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Martin Luther King's Constitution: A Legal History of the Montgomery Bus Boycott," 98 Yale Law Journal 999 (1989).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Review," 98 Yale Law Journal 521 (1989) (reviewing Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1988 (1989)).

Minow, Martha L. & Randall L. Kennedy. "Tribute to Justice Marshall," 24 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 1 (1989).

Kennedy, Randall L. "McClesky v. Kemp: Race, Capital Punishment, and the Supreme Court," 101 Harvard L.aw Review 1388 (1988).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Afro-American Faith in the Civil Religion: Or, Yes, I Would Sign the Constitution," 29 William and Mary Law Review 163 (1987).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Comment," 47 Maryland Law Review 46 (1987) (reviewing Carl Rowan, Equality as a Constitutional Concept (1987)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Review," 4 Harvard BlackLetter Journal 70 (1987) (reviewing Howard Smead, Blood Justice: The Lyncing of Charles Mack Parker (1987)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "A Reply to Philip Elman," 100 Harvard L.aw Review 1938 (1987).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Race Relations Law and the Tradition of Celebration: The Case of Professor Schmidt," 86 Columbia Law Review 1622 (1986).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Persuasion and Distrust: A Comment on the Affirmative Action Debate," 99 Harvard L.aw Review 1327 (1986).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Interest in Judgments Against the Federal Government: The Need for Full Compensation," 91 Yale Law Journal 297 (1982).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Review," 6 Yale Studies in World Public Order 471 (1981) (reviewing John Dugard, Human Rights and the South African Legal Order (1981)).


Articles in a Newspaper


Kennedy, Randall L. "Blacks reject Cain for good reason," CNN.com, October 18, 2011.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Media Jabs Are Unfair, Kagan Will Fight for Equality on the Court," The Huffington Post, May 12, 2010.
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Kennedy, Randall L. "The Man From Pin Point," Washington Post, August 22, 2004, Book World (reviewing Ken Roskett, Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas (2004)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "A Hard Lesson on Language," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 19, 2003.

Kennedy, Randall L. "Black and White," The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), January 19, 2003.

Kennedy, Randall L. "We Must Ensure King's Dream Lives On," Times Union (Albany), January 22, 2002.

Kennedy, Randall L. "The Word 'Minority' Isn't Pejorative," The Boston Globe, January 8, 2002.

Kennedy, Randall L. "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2000, Book Review (reviewing Losing the Race (2000)).

Kennedy, Randall L. "Dismantling the Case for Racial Profiling," Newsday Sunday, April 16, 2000, Currents and Books.


Prefaces or Epilogues


Kennedy, Randall L. "Introduction: Blacks and the Race Question at Harvard" to Blacks at Harvard (Sollors, Werner, Titcomb, Caldwell & Underwood, Thomas A. eds., 1993).


Internet Publications


Kennedy, Randall L. Why Obama's Black Critics are Wrong (2011).
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Works in Progress


Kennedy, Randall L. An essay on the history of the term "Uncle Tom" (2002).

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