1. Miles' Law and the challenge of civil rights in the United States 2. From the heritage of African American slavery to modern civil rights protection 3. From Plessy to Brown : momentous years in the struggle 4. Beyond Brown v. Board of Education : politics, policy, and problems 5. The Native American perspective : toward civil rights from conquest, but a long way from that goal 6. Continuing challenges for Native Americans : problems persist despite civil rights gains for others 7. Natural resources and native spirituality : a different kind of civil rights claim 8. Civil rights from a Latino perspective 9. Critical contemporary issues in Latino civil rights 10. Gender discrimination : the rise of the so-called middle standard 11. Civil rights and sexual orientation and identity 12. Civil rights and disabilities in America : paternalism, discrimination, or equality? 13. Now the work begins : the agenda for policy and practice going forward.