White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era
Is a racial structure still firmly in place in the United States? White Supremacy and Racism answers that question with an unequivocal yes, describing a contemporary system that operates in a covert, subtle, institutional, and superficially nonracial fash on. Assessing the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and racial relations, Bonilla-Silva labels the post-civil rights ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain white privilege at all levels. His analysis of racial politics in the United States makes a compelling argument for a new civil rights movement rooted in the race-class needs of minority masses, multiracial in character - and focused on attaining substantive rather than formal equality.
- Hardback | 220 pages
- 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
- 30 Sep 2001
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Introduction: Why Are Racial Minorities Behind Today? * What is Racism? The Racialized Social System. * Racial Attitudes or Racial Ideology? An Alternative Paradigm for Examining Actors' Racial Views. * The ""New Racism"": The Post-Civil Rights Racial Structure in the U.S * Color-Blind Racism and Blacks. * Conclusion: New Racism, New Theory, and New Struggle.
"Full of brilliant, fresh ideas and well-developed arguments" - Hernon Vera "Provocative, innovative, and insightful....No person interested in racial inequality, race relations, and the changing nature of racial discourse in the U.S. should fail to read this work." - Cedric Herring