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

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jun 9, 2017 - Social Science - 376 pages
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever. It features new material on our current racial climate, including the Black Lives Matter movement; a significantly revised chapter that examines the Obama presidency, the 2016 election, and Trump’s presidency; and a new chapter addressing what readers can do to confront racism—both personally and on a larger structural level.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America
1
The US Racial Structure since the 1960s
17
Chapter 3 The Central Frames of ColorBlind Racism
53
How to Talk Nasty about Minorities without Sounding Racist
77
ColorBlind Racisms Racial Stories
96
The Significance of Whites Segregation
120
Chapter 7 Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? An Examination of White Racial Progressives
142
Chapter 8 Are Blacks Color Blind Too?
159
Chapter 9 E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottle? On the Future of Racial Stratification in the United States
182
The Continuing Significance of ColorBlind Racism
203
What Is to Be Done? Talking with YOU about How to Fight ColorBlind Racism in America
238
Notes
255
Selected Bibliography
313
Index
345
About the Author
359
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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology 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. He is president (2017-2018) of the American Sociological Association and the Southern Sociological Society.

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