"The Color of Color-Blindness: Whites' Race Talk in 'Post-Racial' America"
Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociology Dept. Chair at Duke Univ., will deconstruct whites’ post-racial or color-blind talk & suggest this is the new, dominant prejudice in the U.S.
Reitman/DeGrange Memorial Lecture Series
Post-racial arguments did not emerge in 2008 with the election of President Obama. White America has believed a version of post-racialism since the early 1980s. In this talk, Professor Bonilla-Silva will address three things related to this subject. First, to be able to clearly discuss racial matters, he will begin by defining what racism is all about. Second, he will be devote some time to characterizing the nature of and describing the practices associated with the racial regime of Post-Civil Rights America. Third, the bulk of the talk will revolve around the examination of “color-blind racism” or whites’ race talk in the contemporary period. He will conclude his talk with suggestions of what is to be done to prevent color-blindness from sealing the (white racial) deal in America.
Co-Sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program.
Originally submitted by: Judy A. Danna