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After Words: Randall Kennedy, "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency," hosted by April Ryan, American Urban Radio

About the Program

In his latest book, legal scholar Randall Kennedy explores the influence of racial politics on the administration of the first African American president.  Some of the questions he attempts to answer are: whether black Americans feel obligated to support the Obama presidency, whether they have special expectations of Mr. Obama, and whether the president should feel a unique racial obligation to his most loyal constituency.  He delves into these topics with American Urban Radio White House correspondent April Ryan.

About the Authors

Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is a Rhodes Scholar and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.  He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his law degree from Yale and is currently a professor at Harvard Law School.


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After Words: Randall Kennedy, "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency," hosted by April Ryan, American Urban Radio

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  • Saturday, November 26th at 7am (ET)
  • Thursday, November 24th at 7pm (ET)
  • Sunday, September 11th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, September 5th at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, September 4th at 9pm (ET)
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