Racism without Racists is a book about color-blind racism in the United States by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a sociology professor at Duke University. In Racism Without Racists, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva helps us to understand the racism’s racial stories; 5) the significance of segregation for whites; 6) the. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists is a provocative book that explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fifth.

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Glover, California State University, San Marcos Racism without Racists is the most important book I have used to teach on racism and what it looks and sounds like today. Embrick, University of Connecticut From its beginning, America has been dogged by debilitating racism. Racsm White Hat Communications. After centuries, we are still perplexed by this seemingly incomprehensible racial crisis. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Duke University.

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Publisher Rowman and Littlefield. Skip to main content. His engaging and provocative writing style makes the text accessible without ever diminishing the depth and richness of his analysis.

The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color racisn racism is as insidious now as ever.

Book Review: Racism Without Racists

I use it in my undergraduate stratification course, and students are split on how they receive the book. If I have any criticism of this book, it would be that Dr. Coser award for theoretical agenda-setting, he is author or co-editor of several books, including White Logic, White Methods. Now I understand what being white means, in the most profound sense. Racism without Racists is a most valuable book for Americans in all walks of life.

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Using statistical data to support his premise, Bonilla-Silva substantiates the increase in racial disparity in income, wealth, and poverty since the beginning of the Obama presidency. Tags Racism Books Winter Bonilla-Silva uses research, current events, and professional ideological position to support the presence of this new racism.

Bonilla-Silva has a more pessimistic rzcists of race relations in America than I. I love Racism without Racists. The new edition of Racism without Racists is required reading for anyone concerned about racial justice in America.

Racism without Racists

He introduces the concept that America will become more stratified and develop a tri-racial structure similar to that of Latin America. Bonilla-Silva is the realist and I am not. Students often say it has changed their lives and that they use it in conversations beyond the classroom and see it in the everyday interactions they have and witness on various forms of media.

Either way, it makes them think racisfs race and racism.

Unlike most books, Racism without Racists offers valuable, eye-opening solutions to help guide America out of this vexing racial problem. Please contact the publisher for permission to reproduce or reprint any materials on this site. About Us Advertise Subscribe Now. He confronts the concept of post-racial America. This book will challenge students to reflect on their internal processes and become anti-racist professionals.

Both students of color and white students see themselves in this book, with each gaining more meaningful understanding of racial context in our times and what they can do for racial justice. In the final chapter, Bonilla-Silva outlines six steps that can be used to make a difference in race relations in the U.

The book is readable, and the content is accessible, theoretically sound, and research-driven. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology Colorblind racism has been the premiere concept for understanding racial inequality in the post-civil rights era.


Racism without Racists leads white Americans to that very moment of discovery. However, when one considers the long history of systemic racism and its virulence and persistence in every aspect of the lives of people of color, especially African Americans, then perhaps Dr. As a professor with extensive experience teaching courses on diversity and racism, I would definitely recommend this book as a text to be used by professors in a course on racism or diversity.

Whether the material in the book confirms their general viewpoint, or they spend time and effort trying to refute the book, the students are engaged with the material. Back to Search Results.

Half love it, the other half hate it. It has consistently proven to be the most significant reading I assign. Bonilla-Silva is a provocateur, students will find many of his theoretical approaches uncomfortable, but it is important to challenge the existing paradigm of students and encourage personal and professional growth and development.

Bonilla-Silva’s brilliant analysis remains essential and even more urgent as we continue to contest new forms of white supremacy. Updated with new material, this wifhout edition of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s now-classic Racism without Racists is thus more than ever essential reading for understanding the racial realities of a country in denial about its past and present.

It provides content that is essential for social workers committed to social justice and advocacy.

The bulk of his treatise paints a dire picture for the future of race relations in America.