Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 - Social Science - 301 pages
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A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who believe the election of President Obama is a watershed moment that signifies the beginning of a post-racial era in America, he suggests this development embodies the racial trends of the last 40 years including two he has addressed in this book: the rise of color-blind racism as the dominant racial ideology and the emergence of an apparently more flexible racial stratification system he characterizes as Latin America-like. Some material from previous editions, including 'Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers, ' 'What is to Be Done, ' and an Appendix detailing interview questions, is now available on the Rowman & Littlefield website through the Teaching/Learning Resources link.
  

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Review: Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

User Review  - Karlen - Goodreads

He made some good points however I found his book difficult to slog through. I didn't expect light reading given it is a textbook however I found him verbose and most his prose was predominantly run ... Read full review

Review: Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

User 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

Contents

The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America
1
The Central Frames of ColorBlind Racism
25
The Style of Color Blindness How to Talk Nasty about Minorities without Sounding Racist
53
I Didnt Get That Job Because of a Black Man ColorBlind Racisms Racial Stories
75
Peeking Inside the White House of Color Blindness The Significance of Whites Segregation
103
Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? An Examination of White Racial Progressives
131
Are Blacks Color Blind Too?
151
E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottle? On the Future of Racial Stratification in the United States
177
Will Racism Disappear in Obamerica? The Sweet but Deadly Enchantment of Color Blindness in Black Face
207
Conclusion The ColorBlind Emperor Has No Clothes Exposing the Whiteness of Color Blindness
261
Bibliography
277
Index
289
About the Author
301
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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Duke University.

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