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Racism without racists : color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in the United States / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

By: Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, 1962-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2003Description: ix, 214 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0742516326 (alk. paper); 0742516334 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Minorities -- United States -- Economic conditions | Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions | Racism -- United States | United States -- Race relations
Contents:
The strange enigma of race in contemporary America -- The central frames of color-blind racism -- The style of color blindness: How to talk nasty about minorities without sounding racist -- "I didn't get that job because of a black man": Color-blind racism's racial stories -- Peeking inside the (White) House of color blindness: The significance of Whites' segregation -- Are all white refined Archie Bunkers? An examination of white racial progressives -- Are blacks color blind, too? -- Conclusion: "The (color-blind) emperor has no clothes"--Exposing the whiteness of color blindness.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-199) and index.

The strange enigma of race in contemporary America -- The central frames of color-blind racism -- The style of color blindness: How to talk nasty about minorities without sounding racist -- "I didn't get that job because of a black man": Color-blind racism's racial stories -- Peeking inside the (White) House of color blindness: The significance of Whites' segregation -- Are all white refined Archie Bunkers? An examination of white racial progressives -- Are blacks color blind, too? -- Conclusion: "The (color-blind) emperor has no clothes"--Exposing the whiteness of color blindness.

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Bonilla-Silva's book is long overdue. Many North Americans claim to be colorblind, and because of their self-proclaimed color-blind status, they view themselves as nonracists. This view of a color-blind society has led to the dangerous belief that widespread racism no longer exists, and because racism no longer exists, preferential treatment and productive discussions about race are not needed. Bonilla-Silva (Texas A&M Univ.) does an excellent job shattering the above-mentioned notions. He examines the ideologies of color blindness and new or modern racism, demonstrating how these ideologies help whites justify contemporary racial inequality and allow them to contradict themselves. Further, answers to the questions "Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? and "Are Blacks Color Blind, Too?" are given. The author's use of survey data adds rich examples to his scholarship. This excellent book--suggested for more than just social scientists--is one of the few that provides ammunition for those who are seriously interested in breaking away from nonproductive discussions of race and ethnic relations. This is a must read for all. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All libraries. A. A. Hodge Buffalo State College

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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University.

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