Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jul 29, 2013 - Social Science - 384 pages
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The fifth edition of Racism without Racists is available in June 2017. The paperback ISBN for the fifth edition is 9781442276239.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society.

The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity in more depth. This edition also updates Bonilla-Silva’s assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, does not represent a sea change in race relations, but rather embodies disturbing racial trends of the past.

In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.

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Another class assignment. Dense and academic. Definitely will challenge your perspective as a White person, though. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor and chair of the Sociology department at Duke University. The recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Cox-Johnson-Frasier award and the Lewis A. Coser award for theoretical agenda-setting, he is author or co-editor of several books, including White Logic, White Methods.

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