Harvard Coop Author Events - Randall Kennedy
Harvard Cooperative Society (The Coop)
Thursday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Faculty Event- Discussion/Signing
The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency
Harvard law professor Kennedy turns his kaleidoscopic perspective on race in American life upon an engrossing and nuanced analysis of "the racial issues that have surrounded Obama's election and presidency." Kennedy balances his admiration for Obama's achievement with awareness that the president is "a professional politician first and last." He looks at Obama's courtship of black voters and white voters as a "tightrope" requiring that he be "black enough to arouse the communal pride and support of African Americans but not ‘too black' to be accepted by whites and others."
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