Randall Kennedy on Racism, Critical Race Theory, and the Need for (Chastened) Optimism


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Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has written widely about race and its effect on American society and the law.

In this week’s conversation, Randall Kennedy and Yascha Mounk discuss how racism in American life has changed and the ways in which it hasn’t, why we should move towards a more fluid sense of individual identity, and why he remains optimistic about America.

This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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