White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001 - Political Science - 223 pages
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Is a racial structure still firmly in place in the United States? White Supremacy and Racism answers that question with an unequivocal yes, describing a contemporary system that operates in a covert, subtle, institutional, and superficially nonracial fash on. Assessing the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and racial relations, Bonilla-Silva labels the post-civil rights ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain white privilege at all levels. His analysis of racial politics in the United States makes a compelling argument for a new civil rights movement rooted in the race-class needs of minority masses, multiracial in character - and focused on attaining substantive rather than formal equality.
 

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Though many laws have been put in place to insure the rights of minorities in the United States, there are still questions about whether the beliefs of the white-majority population regarding ... Read full review

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"Anti-racists" talk to us about two things:
1. How White people are inherently evil, how they are responsible for their ancestors misdeeds, and how White people don't actually exist. All of this
leading to the direction of a world without White children - genocide.
2. How they're not anti-White.
Who do you think you are kidding?
That's why we all know anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.
 

Contents

What Is Racism? The Racialized Social System Framework
21
Racial Attitudes or Racial Ideology? An Alternative
59
The PostCivil Rights Racial
89
Toward an Analysis
137
ColorBlind Racism and Blacks
167
New Racism New Theory and New Struggle
193
Selected Bibliography
209
About the Book
223
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