Please note location change to the Multipurpose
Room of the College Center Building.
**Date and Location Change to March 24**
For Release: March 2, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents
The Prospects for Racial Decency in America
Harvard Law Prof. & Author Randall Kennedy
Garden City, NY – Harvard Law Prof. and Author Randall Kennedy will present The Prospects for Racial Decency in America on Monday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Buildingat Nassau Community College.
Randall Kennedy — widely regarded as one of the most perceptive and eloquent commentators on racial matters — challenges us to confront our racial prejudices, whether he's talking about racially and emotionally charged words or the politics of race that affects the Obama administration. Among his many books are Interracial Intimacies and The Persistence of the Color Line. After graduating from Princeton University, Kennedy became a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He went on to earn his J.D. degree from Yale Law School and later at Harvard University taught courses on legal contracts, freedom of expression and the regulation of race relations. Kennedy was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has written for a wide range of scholarly and general interest publications and has served on the editorial boards of The Nation, Dissent and The American Prospect. Kennedy is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
It has been said about Randall Kennedy that "against black pessimists, he argues that substantial progress has been made toward the ideal of color-blind justice, but that against complacent whites, he argues that there is still a long way to go".
The Prospects for Racial Decency in America — which is sponsored by the NCC Cultural Program and the College’s Black History Month committee — is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about the program, call 516.572.7148.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.