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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Racism without Racists is a most valuable book for Americans in all walks of life.

Please contact the publisher for permission to reproduce or reprint any materials on this site. Copyright White Hat Communications. If I have any criticism of this book, it would be that Dr.

Publisher Rowman and Littlefield. Raists engaging and provocative writing style makes the text accessible without wiyhout diminishing the depth and richness of his analysis. He introduces the concept that America will become more stratified and develop a tri-racial structure similar to that of Latin America.

It provides content that is essential for social workers committed to social justice and advocacy. Updated with new material, this fifth 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.

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 racissts have and witness on various forms of media. 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.


Coser award for theoretical agenda-setting, he is author or co-editor of several books, including White Logic, White Methods.

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

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Racism without Racists leads white Americans to that very moment of discovery. It has consistently proven to be the most significant reading I assign.

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. 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. Half love it, the other half hate it. Now I understand what being white means, in the most profound sense. Reviewed by Edith Racistw.

Racism without Racists

What is to Be Done? Bonilla-Silva is the realist and I am not. I use it in my undergraduate stratification course, and students are split on how they receive the book.

Bonilla-Silva has a more pessimistic view of race relations in America than I. Tags Racism Books Winter About Us Advertise Subscribe Now. He confronts the concept of post-racial America.


Book Review: Racism Without Racists

In the final chapter, Bonilla-Silva outlines six steps that can be used to make a difference in race relations in the U. 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.

Back to Search Results. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Duke University. Bonilla-Silva’s brilliant analysis remains essential and even more urgent as we continue to contest new forms of white supremacy.

Unlike most books, Racism without Racists offers valuable, eye-opening solutions to help guide America out of this vexing racial problem. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever.

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. After centuries, we are still perplexed by this seemingly incomprehensible racial crisis. The book is readable, and the content is accessible, theoretically sound, and research-driven.

Embrick, University of Connecticut From its beginning, America has been dogged by debilitating racism. 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.