Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States [NOOK Book]

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The first edition of this best-selling book showed that alongside the subtle forms of discrimination typical of the post-Civil Rights era, new powerful ideology of 'color-blind racism' has emerged. Bonilla-Silva documented how beneath the rhetorical maze of contemporary racial discourse lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for and ultimately justify racial inequities. In the new edition Bonilla-Silva has added a chapter dealing with the future of racial ...
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Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

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Overview

The first edition of this best-selling book showed that alongside the subtle forms of discrimination typical of the post-Civil Rights era, new powerful ideology of 'color-blind racism' has emerged. Bonilla-Silva documented how beneath the rhetorical maze of contemporary racial discourse lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for and ultimately justify racial inequities. In the new edition Bonilla-Silva has added a chapter dealing with the future of racial stratification in America that goes beyond the white / black dichotomy. He argues that the U.S. is developing a more complex and apparently 'plural' racial order that will mimic Latin American patterns of racial stratification. Another new chapter addresses a variety of questions from readers of the first edition. And he has updated the book throughout with new information, data, and references where appropriate. The book ends with a new Postscript, 'What is to be Done (For Real?)'. As in the highly acclaimed first edition, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
This excellent book—suggested for more than just social scientists—is one of the few that provides ammunition for those who are seriously interested in breaking away from nonproductive discussions of race and ethnic relations. This is a must-read for all. Essential.
Mary Romero
The book challenges the students to rethink dominant paradigms on race in the U.S., but [they] respond extremely well to it. The new chapter is very engaging.
Hayward Derrick Horton
In the new chapter Bonilla-Silva provides a stinging critique of Obama and the very notion that the election of a black man has a positive impact on the state of racial inequality in America. This is a powerful chapter for a very powerful book.
Judith Blau
Praise for the previous edition:
Every white American should have the privilege to have that eureka moment: Ah! Now I understand what being white means, in the most profound sense.' The entire world looks different from then on. Racism without Racists leads white Americans to that very moment of discovery.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Praise for the previous edition:
Racism without Racists will make many readers uncomfortable, as it should. With care and a wicked sense of humor, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva explores the kind of subtle, everyday racism that some of 'our best friends' unconsciously perpetuate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742568815
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 777,130
  • File size: 692 KB

Meet the Author

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is research professor of sociology at Duke University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Chapter 1 The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America
Chapter 2
Chapter 2 The Central Frames of Color-Blind Racism
Chapter 3
Chapter 3 The Style of Color Blindness: How to Talk Nasty about Minorities without Sounding Racist
Chapter 4
Chapter 4 ''I Didn't Get That Job Because of a Black Man'': Color-Blind Racism's Racial Stories
Chapter 5
Chapter 5 Peeking Inside the (White) House of Color Blindness: The Significance of Whites' Segregation
Chapter 6
Chapter 6 Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? An Examination of White Racial Progressives
Chapter 7
Chapter 7 Are Blacks Color Blind, Too?
Chapter 8
Chapter 8 E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume In a New Bottle? On the Future of Racial Stratification in the United States
Chapter 9 Conclusion: ''The (Color-Blind) Emperor Has No Clothes''—Exposing the Whiteness of Color Blindness
Chapter 10 Querries: Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers
Chapter 11 Postscript: What is to be Done (For Real)?
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    An interesting perspective

    I found this book very intriguing. The authors insights on structural racism gave me an excellent insight into why many people may think racism no longer exists. I enjoyed the many examples and real-world application given to his arguments. My only complaint is the excessive usage of academic language makes it difficult for readers outside of academia. I would suggest a dictionary handy. Overall, if this subject interests then this is good read.

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