Randall Kennedy: Never too late



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Unfortunately, we weren't able to put up my interview with Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy, author of Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal, in time for his appearance tonight at the Margaret Mitchell House. (Here's my review of the book.) That's OK; it's better to see and hear Kennedy in person. He's a provocative, thoughtful and insightful expert on race relations, regardless of whether you take his side on such works as Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption; Race, Crime, and the Law; and his most controversial work, 2002's Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word.

The reception is at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture and reading at 7:30. (We'll have that podcast interview up shortly.) Check out Kennedy discussing Barack Obama and his so-called "crossover appeal."

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