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



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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


This edition includes a chapter examining the Obama mysterythe election of a black President even though racial progress has stagnated in the country since the 1980s. Bonilla-Silva argues that this development is not a breakthrough in race relations, but a continuation of racial trends in the last 40 years including the sedimentation of color-blind racism as the dominant ideology in the nation.

Author Biography

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a professor of sociology at Duke University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface to the Third Edition of Racism without Racistsp. xiii
The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary Americap. 1
The Central Frames of Color-Blind Racismp. 25
The Style of Color Blindness: How to Talk Nasty about Minorities without Sounding Racistp. 53
"I Didn't Get That Job Because of a Black Man": Color-Blind Racism's Racial Storiesp. 75
Peeking Inside the (White) House of Color Blindness: The Significance of Whites' Segregationp. 103
Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? An Examination of White Racial Progressivesp. 131
Are Blacks Color Blind, Too?p. 151
E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottie? On the Future of Racial Stratification in the United Statesp. 177
Will Racism Disappear in Obamerical? The Sweet (but Deadly) Enchantment of Color Blindness in Black Facep. 207
Conclusion: "The (Color-Blind) Emperor Has No Clothes": Exposing the Whiteness of Color Blindnessp. 261
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 289
About the Authorp. 301
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