Contributors to this book’s development include family, students, and faculty whose engagement and feedback have been a source of continuous learning. Some of the themes introduced in an earlier work, The Constitution and Race (1993), are referenced and updated to account for significant developments since its publication. The IT support provided by Ken Schobloher was indispensable to the production process. So, too, was the research support of Belkis Montero-Ramirez. Special thanks go to InfiLaw for its support of scholarship relevant to its mission and commitment to unlocking human potential (first in ourselves and then in others) as the pathway to a “more perfect” order.