Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (Google eBook)
The first edition of this best-selling book showed that alongside the subtle forms of discrimination typical of the post-Civil Rights era, new powerful ideology of 'color-blind racism' has emerged. Bonilla-Silva documented how beneath the rhetorical maze of contemporary racial discourse lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for and ultimately justify racial inequities. In the new edition Bonilla-Silva has added a chapter dealing with the future of racial stratification in America that goes beyond the white / black dichotomy. He argues that the U.S. is developing a more complex and apparently 'plural' racial order that will mimic Latin American patterns of racial stratification. Another new chapter addresses a variety of questions from readers of the first edition. And he has updated the book throughout with new information, data, and references where appropriate. The book ends with a new Postscript, 'What is to be Done (For Real?)'. As in the highly acclaimed first edition, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking.
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Review: Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United StatesUser Review - Allison Long - Goodreads
The ideas and data in this book are quite illuminating, but the writing really got on my nerves. Too many footnotes and parentheticals, and too much self reference (ie adding a footnote to refer to a point made earlier in the same chapter). Also could have used a good copy editor. Read full review
Review: Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United StatesUser Review - Bill Adkins - Goodreads
So, I read this for a class I took recently (Sociology course) and I was surprised at how much of the material seemed to be centered around how wrong white men were/are. The strange thing, looking at ... Read full review
2 The Central Frames of ColorBlind Racism
3 The Style of Color Blindness
4 I Didnt Get That Job Because of a Black Man
5 Peeking Inside the White House of Color Blindness
6 Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers?
7 Are Blacks Color Blind Too?
8 E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottle?