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

Racism Without Racists Color Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America 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

  • Title: Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
  • Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • ISBN: 9781442220553
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

    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 chapterEduardo 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 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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    1. Andrea

      A very interesting book, and one that almost feels as though it's telling you things you already knowd of course it is. It's documenting how many whites understand their reality and justify it, so if you've spent any time awake and alive in the world, much of this will sound very familiar. But I think it's good to bring a critical academic eye to it, though at times I felt it was stating the obvious -- an unfair criticism as I'm sure to many folks, all of this is far from obvious. He himself giv [...]

    2. Paige

      “One reason why, in general terms, whites and people of color cannot agree on racial matters is because they conceive terms such as ‘racism’ very differently,” writes Eduardo Bonilla-Silva writes in the excellent first chapter of his excellent book Racism without Racists. He continues, “Whereas for most whites racism is prejudice, for most people of color racism is systemic or institutionalized.” This is really the crux of his argument: in the post-Jim Crow racial order, prejudice is [...]

    3. Tressie Mcphd

      People are going to tell you that EBS's argument is tautological. That's not totally without merit but you have to understand that the interviews are with individuals but the argument is about culture. Culture arguments stay being tautological. LOL Hard to get around that. It's an important theoretical response to the social psych super micro analysis of racism that makes it seem as though everyone is a racist so no one is really a racist. Most importantly, EBS is a hoot to read. Third edition, [...]

    4. Anita

      I am p unfamiliar with sociological methods and such so I don't know if I can rate this on the Robustness of his Research but I do think this is a pretty comprehensive survey analysis of Word Tricks White People Use ("I don't see color!")I also appreciate that he got Straight To The Point about eg it was almost like the New Jim Crow but more roaringly upset (NJC was like sad-can-you-believe-this and Bonilla-Silva is like SAD CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS!!) I also think an analogous and slightly differen [...]

    5. Garren

      This is a fairly academic book, which means it goes heavy on the theoretical language at times and would alienate a general audience. Nor would it be a good pick to send to white people who tend to see things through the lens of the "colorblind racism" that's the focus of the book. I'd recommend it to people involved in activist work because the bulk of the book is about analyzing a series (two series, actually) of interviews with a bunch of people about racial issues. Patterns emerged which Bon [...]

    6. Kyle

      I have a few qualms with this book. The biggest is that, although Bonilla-Silva claims that pathologizing the internalization of racist beliefs in moral terms is problematic, in areas of the book in which he measures subjects' responses via a standard of "purity," he does just that. Within his analysis, he also allows that the structural has an influence over the cultural but does not grant these concepts a reciprocal relationship. Otherwise quite insightful, however.

    7. James

      DNFd to say i thought this book relied entirely too much on other people's work/writing not that there is anything wrong with extensive footnotes/bibliographical notes, i found the constant referencing of other work to be incredibly distracting and dissonant in a much longer tome this level of quoting, etc. would be fine, but this book rolls in at under 400 pages, and that just didn't work for me maybe i expected more originality, or maybe i need the same facts told in ways that are novel and in [...]

    8. Rob

      Going into this I expected a fairly breezy mass market book, probably just from the presentation (being one of the few books at my school library not shelved as an intimidating blank hardcover helps.) But I was pleasantly surprised to see that this is actually an academic sociology book that's very meticulous about its research and evidence. It's definitely readable for anyone without a lot of that background, but you should know what you're getting into first. Bonilla-Silva gives a detailed des [...]

    9. Drick

      Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of Sociology from Duke University, examines the linguistic patterns of whites in an age of "color-blindness" with regard to race. Interestingly this book was written pre-Obama, but reflects much of the "colorblind racism" in public discourse since his election. For Bonilla-Silva, racism is not personal (that is prejudice) but is the result of structural and political practices that isolate whites from people of color in residence, education, and social interactio [...]

    10. Brian

      Racism without Racists is a sociological study of why exactly it is that despite a sizeable portion of white people in America claiming that race doesn't even enter their thinking, or that they "don't see color," or that racism is in the past and things are better now, or some combination or variant of those arguments, any study of culture will reveal that there is still a huge gap between white and black people on household wealth, educational attainment, criminal conviction rate, rate of gradu [...]

    11. Ella McCrystle

      Moving old notes from book discussions here. Originally posted elsewhere on September 19, 2013This book, along with a few other recent ones on the subject, have really touched the depths of the systemic and personal racial bias and inequality in today's America. You don't have to look far these days to witness a "racial incident." I won't name them all here, but suffice it to say that the research and information in this book is hard to refute if you are even slightly open to the idea that one c [...]

    12. Bookworm

      Good for information but not for a general audience. In light of recent events this seemed like a good recommendation from the media. Author Bonilla-Silva takes the reader though how racism has changed in the post-Civil Rights era and how "color blindness" is actually not that at all. From the language to people use to the beliefs they hold he examines how racism still exists and how it continues to be perpetuated despite the perhaps optimistic views that these view will somehow fade away or di [...]

    13. Emily

      This book looks at two different interview studies (one at three colleges that was conducted by the author, one of adults in Detroit that was not) centered on white people's attitudes toward black people, racism, and policies such as affirmative action. There is also one chapter that examines black people's views on the same. Bonilla-Silva's analysis is incisive and targets the underlying ideologies of color-blind racism, namely abstract liberalism ("everyone should be free to choose, therefore [...]

    14. Marya

      There's a blurb on the back of the book that says everyone reading this title will have a light bulb moment, and I must say I agree. The author lays out his theory nicely, explaining how "color-blind" racism has replaced Jim Crow racism. He then goes on to qualify the subtle nature of color blind racism and how it can, as an ideology, affect both blacks and whites.It only gets four stars instead of five because there is a LOT of sociology jargon, and the sample sizes are quite small. The author, [...]

    15. Mona Kareem

      In general, I think sociologists are annoying writers (less annoying than political scientists though). The first half of the book had an important contribution to offer regarding the rhetoric of color-blindness as depicted in the logic and speech of whites. Starting from his chapter on the color-blindness of black people, the book goes in decline with many generalizations and problematic approaches. The absence of gender in his analysis is really intolerable.I think his claim that color-blindne [...]

    16. Tamika

      this book is definitely a must read. bonilla-silva has an incredible analysis of racism in the u.s. and where it's heading. i definitely encourage everyone, especially white folks, to read this book and be open to examining how we approach race in our daily lives.

    17. Lindsay

      Another class assignment. Dense and academic. Definitely will challenge your perspective as a White person, though.

    18. Jamie

      It is difficult to describe my thoughts on this book. Perhaps the most suitable descriptor, ironically, would be that it is "problematic." The book's premise is an interesting one; that racism is still prevalent, having evolved beyond, for the most part, the overt Jim Crow-style racism and into a new color-blind racism that makes no reference to race while maintaining many injustices and inequalities, and how that color-blind avoidance of discussing race can exacerbate this. This thesis is not w [...]

    19. Liz Murray

      An essential read for educators and anyone in today's society seeking analysis of racial injustice in the US. This is a classic and has been updated on numerous occasions. Bonilla-Silva uses interviews with college students and a group of older people (don't have book on hand for specifics) and analyzes how they talk, or don't talk, about race and racism. Language is one of the most powerful conduits supporting racism and racist thoughts and while the words and phrases may have changed, underlyi [...]

    20. Mehrsa

      Every "not racist" person needs to read this book so we can all once and for all get rid of the colorblind myth. The collection of interviews on race was so well done and it was so disheartening to hear that so many people harbor such lazy thinking on race. The one thing that rubbed me the wrong way was his analysis of Obama. I get the criticism, but I think part of the left's disappointment with Obama is that they thought he was someone he wasn't. I wish we could have taken him at his word. He [...]

    21. Melissa

      Although very academic in tone, I really enjoyed this book. Bonilla-Silva explores the semantic gymnastics of color-blind racism with studies and actual interviews with whites. It's on its fifth edition, which is pretty telling, and is updated to include analyses of the Obama era and our current Trump era. I especially enjoyed the final two chapters, as Bonilla-Silva offers more of his own commentary. The other chapters are much more objective. I hope that he intersperses more of his opinions af [...]

    22. Eowyn

      Bonilla-Silva really puts things into a different perspective when elaborating on institutional racism. This book single-handedly changed the way I have come to perceive race and its manifestation in America. The argument he constructs is unquestionably logical and well-respected even among the most staunch oppositionists. Not only has he far-bypassed the sociological standard of bringing a social issue to the fore, his conclusion does a remarkable job in exciting the social activists that lie b [...]

    23. Reagan

      This is one of my favorite books to date. It’s easy to read and well-written, but also informational. Essentially, this is the book I would suggest to someone who really needed to learn about the history and effects of racism, but whom I want to actually listen. It has similar themes to The New Jim Crow, but is written in a different style.

    24. Fei

      Academic approach; the data is somewhat dated (1990s) with additional sections for Obama's administration. But interesting interviews with white people exploring their colorblind reactions to controversial race issues.

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