This week we explore the concept of “colorblind racism” and the concept of a “postracial” society introduced after the election of President Obama. What rhetorical strategies do white folks use to distance themselves from structural racism?
Week 6 (10/11): Colorblind Racism, Myths of “postracial”
- Book: Bonilla-Silva, E. (2017). Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Rowman & Littlefield.
- Book is available on Amazon, there are several editions and some available used for as low as $7.50: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=racism+without+racists
- The Brown University Library also has digital copies available for free online, if you’re at a university check and see if that’s the case for you as well!
- Kendi, I. X. (2016). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America. Nation Books. (Epilogue, pgs 497-511) [My scan got messed up–it’s coming!] But the whole book is amazing and available from amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Stamped-Beginning-Definitive-History-National/dp/1568584636