Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (Paperback)
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists examines in detail how Whites talk, think, and account for the existence of racial inequality and makes clear that color-blind racism is as insidious now as ever. The sixth edition of this provocative book includes new material on systemic racism and how color-blind racism framed many issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised conclusion addresses what readers can do to confront racism-both personally and on a larger structural level. New to this edition: -New Chapter 2, "What is Systemic Racism? Coming to Terms with How Racism Shapes 'All' Whites (and Non-Whites)" explains how all members of society participate in structural racism. -New Chapter 10, "Color-Blind Racism in Pandemic Times" provides coverage of racial disparities in mortality, the role of essential workers, and hunger during the pandemic - particularly how public discourse did not reflect how these problems are worse for communities of color. -Updated discussion of police surveillance and violence reflects the current salience of police brutality in the U.S. and enhances the conversation on suave racial discrimination (Chapter 3). -Addresses the question, "What is to be done?" and offers White people ideas on what they can do to change themselves (Chapter 11).
About the Author
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University. The recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association, he is the author of numerous other books including White Logic, White Methods. He served as president of the Southern Sociological Society and the American Sociological Association in 2017-2018.