The contributors to this book first came together at a workshop sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School on February 15–16, 2008. We are grateful to the staff of the Institute for their help and to our contributors for their good work and enthusiasm for this project. We are grateful for the support of Amherst College's Dean of the Faculty, Greg Call.
This is the third book on which we have collaborated. Our collaboration has been more stimulating, more fun, and more rewarding than we could have imagined when we began.