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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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


Ch01 The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America
Ch02 The New Racism
Ch03 The Central Frames of ColorBlind Racism
Ch04 The Style of Color Blindness
Ch05 I Didnt Get That Job Because of a Black Man
Ch06 Peeking Inside the White House of Color Blindness
Ch07 Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers?
Ch08 Are Blacks Color Blind Too?
Ch09 E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottle?
Ch10 Race Matters in Obamerica
Ch11 The ColorBlind Emperor Has No Clothes
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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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