This week, take Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva For Individuals and For Groups. This course is the fifth of five courses in our Lenten series on building racial justice, created in partnership with Trinity Institute. These courses are free to anybody who wishes to take them through Lent of 2016.
In Racism and Racial Justice, Dr. Bonilla-Silva, a professor of sociology at Duke University whose acclaimed book Racism Without Racists is now in its fourth edition, examines a new kind of racism in America, one which has developed since the end of the Civil Rights Movement. As opposed to the periods of legal and overt racial aggression that characterized previous periods of racism in the United States, he argues, today’s “colorblind” racism, while equally present, is less overt and in some ways harder to combat. It is based in speech, opinions, and systems that have surface legitimacy, and it corrupts more silently — but no less powerfully — than racism of previous eras.
We hope that this series of classes continues to educate you about how we may work together to build a more racially just world. For a preview of Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s class, please click here.