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Racism without racists; color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America, 4th ed.

9781442220553

Racism without racists; color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America, 4th ed.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo.

Rowman & Littlefield

2014

363 pages

$29.95

E184

We expect racists to be closely associated with gun racks in pickups, shirts cut off at the shoulder, and scowls, but in fact many whites in contemporary society have learned to mask their prejudice by responding to racially-charged questions and situations in veiled language. Bonilla-Silva (sociology Duke U.) updates this fourth edition with more examples and further exploration of what passes as normal. He examines what he calls "the strange enigma of race in contemporary America," and looks at the reasons why several generations of racists have prospered. He looks into the racial structure in the US since the 1960s, central frames of color-blind racism, how people make disparaging remarks about race without sounding racist, the subtleties of racial stories, the significance of white segregation, white racial progressiveness, black color-blindness, the future of racial stratification, the enchantment of color blindness since President Obama's election, and exposes the irrevocable certainty of white color-blindness.

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