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Thus far, my book writing has focused on politics, law and inequality in the U.S. All of these books deal with these topics. I have considered the historical development of laws and policies regarding civil rights (especially in employment and education) and immigration, and have considered a variety of groups, including African Americans; Latinos; Asian Americans; women; the disabled; gays and lesbians; immigrants; and white ethnics.

editor, with David Fitzgerald, Immigrant California: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Policy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2021)

After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014)

The Minority Rights Revolution (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002)

editor, Color Lines: Affirmative Action, Immigration and Civil Rights Options for America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001)

The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture and Justice in America (Chicago: University of  Chicago Press, 1996)