Theodore R. Johnson

Theodore R. Johnson is a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law.

The Idea That Still Unites Us


A rowdy, opinionated nation of 330 million requires a special kind of bond.

My Alternate Route to Harvard


Raised on the plains of North Carolina by parents who grew up in the segregated South, I wasn’t put on the “Harvard track” early. I got there anyway—thanks to one of the best-kept secrets in higher education.