This groundbreaking casebook -- the first published specifically For The course - examines the role of racism in a society with growing disparities in income, wealth, and opportunity. Fully revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, Race, Racism, and American Law serves as the foundation of a lively and enlightening course. This carefully crafted teaching tool offers a scope and depth of coverage unavailable elsewhere. Features include: Interdisciplinary excerpts from historical, sociological, and psychological publications, providing comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the subject. Creative hypothetical exercises in consciousness-raising that helps students realize the insidious nature and complex consequences of racism in the United States. Coverage of the racial barriers facing Latino and Asian minorities. Commentary on the Supreme Court's conception of 'color-blind' society and its effects on voting, employment, and affirmative action. Discussion of Professor Lani Guinier's views on proportional representation. Consideration of the disproportionately high percentage of blacks and Hispanics in American Prisons. Cases in employment discrimination. the Fifth Edition offers important new material: an updated chapter on education facilitates class discussion of whether the Brown v. Board of Education approach was the best way to attack the problem of school segregation and whether that decision sparked opposition that made enforcement impossible. Timely Coverage of recent developments in the use of race in the higher education admissions process. A discussions of the Supreme Court's cross burning decision, raising questions about the limits of the First Amendment And The constitutionality of the other forms of hate speech. an update on a new shift in thinking about interracial relationships and adoption, As discussed in several recently published books that address these topics. in the criminal justice system, which specifically highlights the anti-death penalty movement. A look at racial profiling and current studies demonstrating the prevalence of racial bias in policing and prosecuting strategies. A discussion of recent Supreme Court decisions and their impact on the work of civil rights advocates, including new restrictions on the award of attorneys' fees, The risk of Rule 11 sanctions, and limitations on the doctrine of implied private right of action. A review of the newest voting rights case that seriously calls into question the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. A new section exploring the civil rights impact of the Patriot Act and other federal anti terrorism actions. Make your next course intellectually stimulating by adopting the penetrating and provocative Race, Rscism, and American Law, Fifth edition .Derrick A. Bell is the author of 'Race, Racism, and American Law (Casebook Series)' with ISBN 9780735539617 and ISBN 0735539618.