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A "consistently informative" work that "covers fresh legal and social territory"


             —Publisher’s Weekly


 “A learned, witty, and analytically biting analysis of race politics and race jurisprudence. A brilliant case that race is understood through performance and is hostage to the politics of fear.  Tehranian's legal and intellectual thriller is hard to put down.”


              —James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University


"Tehranian has written a compelling account of discrimination against those of Middle Eastern descent.  His book is an important addition to the literature on race in America and could not be more timely."


             —Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine, School of Law


“Superb. . .[O]ught to be read by any Critical Race scholar, and ought to be part of many undergraduate courses ranging from the specific, such as Middle Eastern culture in the U.S., to the very general, such as an introductory Ethnic Studies course. . . . [C]ompelling personal narratives throughout the book . . .  should appeal to the mainstream reader.”


              —Steven Bender, author of Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination


“A crisply-written manuscript on a timely and important subject.”


              —Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, Professor of Law, and Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Chair, University of California, Davis


New York University Press, 2008

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