Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

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

May 24, 2023

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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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00) – Introduction

(06:11) – The N-word

(41:55) – The three N-words

(1:08:28) – Education

(1:21:31) – Critical race theory

(1:32:05) – Racism and policing

(1:39:25) – Racial profiling

(2:08:57) – Racism in US history

(2:26:55) – Affirmative action

(3:10:22) – Martin Luther King Jr.