Anger and Politics: Exploring the Connections between Race, Democracy, and Economic Inequality

Lopez holds an endowed chair as the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constituitional law. He is also a Senior Fellow at Demos and the director of the Racial Politics Projects at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He is also likely the only person to have been a classmate of President Barack Obama's on two occasions: once as a high school student in Hawaii and later as a law student at Harvard Law School. Lopez's most recent book is "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class."