Reading project, week ending 4 Oct 2020

What have I read this week?

Racism Without Racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

This is a nonfiction book about modern (post civil rights era) racism in the United States of America, and the structures that help to keep it intact. It looks at a collection of interview and survey data, and draws conclusions about Black and white Americans’ views on race and discrimination. I found it a little hard going at first but then I really got into it and it was fascinating and also horrifying to see how simple and how effectively these structures work to keep Blacks subordinate and to stop whites from questioning the status quo. I would definitely recommend it, though

© bardofupton 2020

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