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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The book is readable, and the content is accessible, theoretically sound, and research-driven.

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. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever. 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.

Glover, California State University, San Marcos Racism without Racists is the most important book I have used to teach on siilva and what it looks and sounds like today. 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.

Copyright White Hat Communications. Either way, it makes them think about race and racism.

He introduces the concept that America will become more stratified and develop a tri-racial structure similar to that of Latin America. This book will challenge students to reflect on their internal processes and become anti-racist professionals. What is to Be Done? 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.


Reviewed by Edith C. His engaging and provocative writing style makes raicsm text accessible without ever diminishing the depth and richness of his analysis. It has consistently proven to be the most significant reading I assign. However, when one considers the long history of systemic racism and its virulence racistw persistence in every aspect of the lives of people of color, especially African Americans, then perhaps Dr.

Bonilla-Silva is a provocateur, students will find many of his theoretical approaches uncomfortable, but it is important to challenge the existing raxism of students and encourage personal and professional growth and development.

Book Review: Racism Without Racists

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. Racism without Racists leads white Americans to that very moment of discovery. Publisher Rowman and Littlefield. Coser award for theoretical agenda-setting, he is author or co-editor of several books, including White Logic, White Methods.

If I have any criticism of this book, it would be that Dr.

About Us Advertise Subscribe Now. Unlike most books, Racism without Racists offers valuable, eye-opening solutions to help guide America out of this vexing racial honilla.

Racism without Racists

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. I use it in my undergraduate stratification course, and students are split on how wiyhout receive the book.

Bonilla-Silva is the realist and I am not.

Embrick, University of Connecticut From its beginning, America has been dogged by debilitating racism. The bulk of his treatise paints a dire picture for the future of race relations in America.


Bonilla-Silva’s brilliant analysis remains essential and even more urgent as we continue to contest new forms of white supremacy. Bonilla-Silva uses research, current events, and professional ideological position to support the presence of this new racism. Bonilla-Silva has a more pessimistic view of race relations in America than I.

In the final chapter, Bonilla-Silva outlines six steps that can be used to make a difference in race relations in the U. Back to Search Results. Skip to main content. After centuries, we are still perplexed by this seemingly incomprehensible racial crisis. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Duke University.

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Racism without Racists is a most valuable book for Americans in all walks of life. He confronts the concept of post-racial America.

Please contact the publisher for permission to reproduce or reprint any materials on this site. Now I understand what being white means, in the most profound sense.

Half love it, the other half hate it. The new edition of Racism without Racists is required reading for anyone concerned about racial justice in America.

I love Racism without Racists. 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 racismm than ever essential reading for understanding the racial realities of a country in denial about its past and present. Tags Racism Books Winter