Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Fourth Edition

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

The acclaimed new volume by Bonilla-Silva 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 he calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity in more depth. This edition also updates his assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election arguing that his presidency does not represent a sea change in race relations, but rather embodies disturbing racial trends of the past.