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
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.


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

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