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In the first edition of this best-selling book Eduardo 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 second edition the author explored the growing Hispanic-speaking minority and the implications for racial stratification.
In this third edition, the author continues to challenge color-blind thinking. A new chapter on Obama's election addresses the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who believe the election of President Obama is a watershed moment that signifies the beginning of a postracial era in America, the author suggests this development embodies the racial trends of the past forty years. Bonilla-Silva analyzes two of these trends: the rise of color-blind racism as the dominant racial ideology and the emergence ot an apparently more flexible racial stratification system similar to the one found in Latin America. Racism without Racists will continue to challenge students and lead to much class discussion.
|1||The strange enigma of race in contemporary America||1|
|2||The central frames of color-blind racism||25|
|3||The style of color blindness : how to talk nasty about minorities without sounding racist||53|
|4||"I didn't get that job because of a black man" : color-blind racism's racial stories||75|
|5||Peeking inside the (white) house of color blindness : the significance of whites' segregation||103|
|6||Are all whites refined Archie Bunkers? : an examination of white racial progressives||131|
|7||Are blacks color blind, too?||151|
|8||E Pluribus Unum or the same old perfume in a new bottle? : on the future of racial stratification in the United States||177|
|9||Conclusion : "the (color-blind) emperor has no clothes" : exposing the whiteness of color blindness||207|
|10||Queries : answers to questions from concerned readers||219|
|Postscript : what is to be done (for real)?||229|
|App||In-depth interview schedule DAS 98-form B|
Posted March 23, 2010
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