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Racism Without Racists

Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism Without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for - and ultimately justify - racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color-blind racism is as insidious now as ever. It features new material on our current racial climate, including the Black Lives Matter movement; a significantly revised chapter that examines the Obama presidency, the 2016 election, and Trump's presidency; and a new chapter addressing what listeners can do to confront racism - both personally and on a larger structural level.

©2017 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (P)2017 Tantor

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The nail on the head.

Mr. Bonita-Silva has been able to let the people speak in a way that reveals their beliefs even as their mouths try to say something different. I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to truly understand White Supremacy in America and start a meaningful discussion on what we need to do to fix it.

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Color-Blind Racism and Racial Inequality in America

I have enjoyed listening to this book and will continue to listen to it repeatedly in the future. It is informative, interesting, honest, well-researched, thought-provoking, and hopeful. The narrator is also amazing! Once I started listening to it, I couldn't put it down. What a wonderful book! Eduardo Bonilla-Silva hit the nail right on the head and Sean Crisden did an amazing job narrating. I look forward to listening to more books written by Bonilla-Silva and narrated by Crisden. I highly recommend it to all.

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Life changing

Amazing book. I’d highly recommend it. I may be giving it a second listen. Most comprehensive book on New Age of racism I’ve experienced so far.

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Semi-dull listen with sort of outdated data...

Let me start by saying this was very informative and gave me a lot of new vocabulary and references for my field of study as well as great insights about interview technique (this was not the purpose of the book but learning about the way in which white people respond to race matters (which are sensitive matters) informed my research team about what to look for in people discussing difficult topics).

I loved that this book gave me a new terminology to use (color-blind racism) and basically gave a systemic and methodological approaches to measuring it. I did feel the data, being from the 90's, was a bit outdated no matter how relevant i also feel it is. I wish that he had replicated the study within the passed ten years to update the book with. I was not expecting a book written in 2016 to have such old data. That is why I took it down a star for story. I took it down two stars for the performance because the Sean Carson, the narrator, was very bland for most of the reading. He did liven up when reading participant's words, and i did like how well he pronounced Spanish names, but the majority of the time he was very monotone.

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  • gardensolo
  • Sacramento, CA United States
  • 06-17-18

Good info and rational argument

I am a white listener aged 65 seeking to educate myself about racism in today's society..This book fills in a lot about what did and did not change with the Civil Rights movement and era. I would also recommend reading it with Stamped from the Beginning.

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  • Richard
  • MONTICELLO, MN, United States
  • 06-11-18

Very good

While he was critical of Obama, it's hard to disagree. I didn't like his drone program. He also was timid about helping black people. The conservatives were ready to pounce no matter what he did. Yet he also did the Bill Cosby - there kids nowadays trash talk, which I even saw as demeaning. I wrote a paper in 1994 that made some similar points, but nothing this comprehensive or thoroughly researched, etc. Mine was mostly about how white cover up their racist talk. Not so much colorblind as he writes about it - more in how racist talk has been updated since Jim Crow. A white guy @whiteprivisreal Twitter.

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Outstanding

This is a great read. It is a balance between an academic analysis and showing real-world empathy concern for everyone regardless while not ignoring the tough conversations.

Anybody interesting in racial equality should read this book.

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Eye Opener

The author delivered his thoughts in a precise and understandable manner. This book opens your eyes to the subtle things done and said that are embedded in our cultures that are racist. He explains how our upbringing can lead to systematic seemingly invisible racism. A book for all who want to understand their own racism.

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scholarly and informative

very detailed book about the new style of racism. objective and thoroughly researchedn great read for anyone of any ethnoc background, but particularly of use to white and black people.

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spectacular!

This is an excellent book with tangible information and examples of systemic racism. please take the time to read and sit with the information and really unpack your own part in the system.