“Racism Without Racists” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Updated: Jun 1

Please purchase and read/listen to “Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5).



The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation's Reading for Understanding monthly virtual book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


I picked this book because I’ve seen Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s work cited and I want to learn more about sociological concepts. Originally published in 2003, this is the sixth edition and has been updated to include new material.

– Randee, Reading for Understanding Workgroup


“Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists examines in detail how Whites talk, think, and account for the existence of racial inequality and makes clear that color-blind racism is as insidious now as ever. The sixth edition of this provocative book includes new material on systemic racism and how color-blind racism framed many issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised conclusion addresses what readers can do to confront racism-both personally and on a larger structural level.”

Source: https://bookshop.org/books/racism-without-racists-color-blind-racism-and-the-persistence-of-racial-inequality-in-america-9781538151419/9781538151419




Purchase the book from Blackstone Bookstore, Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Each month we are celebrating a black-owned bookstore. Please consider supporting Blackstone Bookstore, Ypsilanti, Michigan, https://www.blackstonebookstore.com

Purchase: https://bookshop.org/books/racism-without-racists-color-blind-racism-and-the-persistence-of-racial-inequality-in-america-9781538151419/9781538151419


Please purchase and read/listen to “Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5).


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and a one question quiz to access the meeting credentials preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small virtual discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern United States.


Support black-owned bookstores.


Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Visit https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a store in your area or shop directly from https://aalbc.com.


“African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.”

Source: AALBC.com


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series and join our Finding Your Voice Program.


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