A Review and Application of Racism Without Racists.

Bonilla-Silva’s book, Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, now in its 5th edition, entered the sociological literature with a splash that has had multiple rippling effects on the discipline of sociology as well as other social scientific disciplines. I would like you, in this second essay assignment (IF you choose to do this for your 2nd essay in this course), to write a review and application of this work. The review and application should contain the following elements and should show both understanding of the material/arguments in the book as well as some critical, sociological insights/reflections: An introductory paragraph summarizing the overall argument in your paper as well as outlining your review/application A conceptual discussion of Bonilla-Silva’s key concepts (race, racialized social structure, and racial ideology, for sure, you may choose to review others depending on your arguments) A clear discussion of the central “frames”/”styles”/”stories” of “color-blind racism” A clear discussion of implications, solutions, and ramifications as given (or implied) by Bonilla-Silva’s work A developed and evidenced critique of one issues (selected by you) Finally, an application of Bonilla-Silva’s notion of colorblind racism and/or colorblind racial ideology to the 2018 Midterm Elections. Clearly evidence at least two uses of colorblind racial ideology in the campaigns of two major candidates for the Senate or the House – whether in their speeches, their websites, the news coverage of their campaigns, etc.