Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society.
The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity in more depth. This edition also updates Bonilla-Silva’s assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, does not represent a sea change in race relations, but rather embodies disturbing racial trends of the past.
Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.
The American Sociological Association’s 2011 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology, earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Bonilla-Silva held posts at the University of Michigan and at Texas A&M University before joining the faculty of Duke's Department of Sociology in 2006. His research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, and Latin American and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. One of Dr. Bonilla-Silva's current projects is titled "We are All Americans! The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in the USA," and explores the changing dynamics of racial stratification in the United States.
Bonilla-Silva lectures on racial and ethnic matters all over the United States and increasingly internationally. His most recent presentations have been on the connections between the discourses of citizenship, democracy, and human rights; the Latin Americanization of racial stratification in the United States; and the meaning and significance of the political ascendancy of Barack Obama. This year, he will also lecture on his work on racial grammar as well as the diversity challenge for historically White colleges and universities.