Deeper Dive: Randall Kennedy, “Lifting as We Climb: A progressive defense of respectability politics”

I won’t say much here beyond, “Read Randall Kennedy’s essay in this month’s issue of Harper’s.”   He’s a Harvard Law professor.  I saw him talk a number of times when I was a grad student 20-25 years ago.  As a public intellectual, his focus is race relations and the subject is central to his Harper’s essay.  I’m not going to attempt to summarize because I wouldn’t do it justice.  (Doing it justice would require a “deeper dive” than I’m able to make at present.)  Suffice it to say that I believe his observations and assessments are astute and that they apply beyond race relations, i.e., they are also applicable to efforts to change our culture and politics.