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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If I have any criticism of this book, it would be that Dr. Skip to main content. Publisher Rowman and Littlefield. Racism without Racists leads white Americans to that very moment of discovery.

Please contact the publisher for permission to reproduce or reprint any materials on this site. Updated with new material, this fifth edition of Silvs 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 new edition of Racism without Racists is required reading for anyone concerned about racial justice in America. This book will challenge students to reflect on their internal processes and become anti-racist professionals.

Racism without Racists

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

Tags Racism Wiyhout Winter Bonilla-Silva is a provocateur, students will find many wlthout his theoretical approaches uncomfortable, but it is important to challenge the existing paradigm of students and encourage personal and professional growth and development. I use it in my undergraduate stratification course, and students are split on how they receive the book. The bulk of his treatise paints a dire picture for the future of race relations in America.


After centuries, we are still perplexed by this seemingly incomprehensible racial crisis. Bonilla-Silva has a more pessimistic view of race relations in America than I. Bonilla-Silva is the realist and I am not. Unlike most books, Racism without Racists offers valuable, eye-opening solutions to help guide America out of this vexing racial problem. Reviewed by Edith C.

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

Bonilla-Silva’s brilliant analysis remains essential and even more urgent as we continue to contest new forms of white supremacy. The book is readable, and the content is accessible, theoretically sound, and research-driven. Back to Search Results. About Us Advertise Subscribe Now. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Duke University.

Gonilla, 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.

He introduces the concept that America will become more stratified and develop a tri-racial structure similar to that of Latin America. In the final chapter, Bonilla-Silva outlines six steps that can be used to make a difference in race relations in the U.

Half love it, the other half hate it. It has consistently proven to be the most significant reading I assign. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever. 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.


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. Copyright White Hat Communications. 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. 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.

Now I understand what being white means, in the most profound sense. I love Racism without Racists. 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.

His engaging and provocative writing style makes the text accessible without ever diminishing the depth and richness of his analysis. Either way, it makes them think about race and racism.

Bonilla-Silva uses research, current events, and professional ideological position to support the presence of this new racism. He confronts the wifhout of post-racial America. What is to Be Done? Racism without Racists is a most valuable book for Americans in all walks of life.