This tightly edited volume contains the finest, highly accessible articles in the fast-growing legal genre of critical race theory - a field which is changing the way this nation looks at race, challenging orthodoxy, questioning the premises of liberalism, and debating sacred wisdoms. Including treatments of two new, exciting topics - Critical Race Feminism and Critical White Studies - this volume is truly on "the cutting edge." Questions for discussion and reading suggestions after each part make this volume essential for those interested in law, the multiculturalism movement, political science, and critical thought. In this wide-ranging second edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic bring together the finest, most illustrative, and highly accessible articles in the fast-growing legal genre of Critical Race Theory. In challenging orthodoxy, questioning the premises of liberalism, and debating sacred wisdoms, "Critical Race Theory" scholars writing over the past few years have indelibly changed the way America looks at race. This edition contains treatment of all the topics covered in the first edition, along with provocative and probing questions for discussion and detailed suggestions for additional reading, all of which set this fine volume apart from the field. In addition, this edition contains five new substantive units - crime, critical race practice, intergroup tensions and alliances, gay/lesbian issues, and transcending the black-white binary paradigm of race. In each of these areas, groundbreaking scholarship by the movement's founding figures as well as the brightest new stars provides immediate entry to current trends and developments in critical civil rights thought. Author note: Richard Delgado, Jean Lindsley Professor of Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of the founding members of the Conference on Critical Race Theory. Winner of the Association of American Law Schools' 1995 Clyde Ferguson Award for outstanding law professor of color, he is the author of over 100 articles in the law review literature on civil rights and of several books, including "Failed Revolutions", "Words that Wound", and "The Rodrigo Chronicles". Jean Stefancic, Research Associate in Law at the University of Colorado, is the author of leading articles and books on "Critical Race Theory", Latino/a scholarship, and social change, including "No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda (Temple)".