Randall Kennedy: The N-Word – History of Race, Law, Politics, and Power | Lex Fridman Podcast #379

Randall Kennedy is a law professor at Harvard and author of many seminal books on race, law, history, culture, and politics. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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0:00 – Introduction
2:13 – The N-word
37:57 – The three N-words
1:04:30 – Education
1:17:32 – Critical race theory
1:28:06 – Racism and policing
1:35:26 – Racial profiling
2:04:59 – Racism in US history
2:22:57 – Affirmative action
3:06:24 – Martin Luther King Jr.

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