Harvard Law Professor joins Authors at the Library series

The Louisville Free Public Library's "Authors at the Library" series welcomes Harvard Law professor and bestselling author Randall Kennedy on Thursday, September 12. The event will be held at 7 PM at the Main Library on York Street.

What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Does it signify an equalizing opportunity or is it simply reverse discrimination?

These are the questions Harvard Law professor and bestselling author Randall Kennedy seeks to answer in his new book For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law.  The book is a concise and deeply personal account of the policy and history of affirmative action -- analyzing key arguments pro and con, critiquing the impact of Supreme Court decisions, and pondering its future in American society.

Join Randall Kennedy for a discussion of his new book at the Main Library, September 12, at 7 p.m. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Visit their website or call 574-1644.