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Randall Kennedy is the author of Race, Crime and the Law (available in paperback from Vintage Books). He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his law degree from Yale. A Rhodes Scholar, he served as
a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He is a professor at Harvard Law School and lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Race relations Psychological aspects, African Americans Social conditions, African Americans Race identity, Racism in language, Racism United States Psychological aspects, English language United States Slang Social aspects, English language United States Slang Psychological aspects, Invective United States Psychological aspects, Invective United States History Anecdotes