Race 2012: Randall Kennedy Appears in New PBS Film
In a world that is changing so rapidly, Kennedy believes that "a lot of people, in terms of the 'New America', are trying to find out, well, 'who am I?'" In a short video interview about student groups that have racial or ethnic affiliations, he explains that nowadays "people are simply seizing opportunities to make various facets of themselves, in a sense, come alive." And one of the ways they are doing so is by joining groups that celebrate their heritage. As a Harvard Law professor and author, Kennedy has combined his breadth of knowledge with a presentation style that demands attention. His book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, stirred debate and shot to the top of the bestseller list. If his appearance in Race 2012 is anything like his previous work, viewers will be in for a captivating analysis of race and politics in the 21st century.