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“Colorblind Racism: Racism Without Racists”

November 17, 2015

African & African-American Studies Roundtable Keynote: Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva 

Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Professor and author Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will speak about “Colorblind Racism: Racism without Racists” on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 pm in Kirby Ballroom. This keynote address, which is free and open to the public, is part of the African & African-American Studies Roundtable events.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is chair and professor of Sociology at Duke University. He is widely acclaimed for his work on colorblind racism, and the Latinization of the U.S. His work has appeared in a variety of media including books, journals, and films. Recognized as an authority on the impact of “colorblindness” in society, his lecture will highlight the many ways we “do” race in the U.S.

He received his BA in sociology and economics from the University of Puerto Rico–Río Piedras campus in 1984. He received his MA in 1987 and his PhD in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He worked at the University of Michigan (1993–1998) and Texas A&M University (1998–2005) before joining Duke University . 

This talk is funded by the UMD Chancellor's Office, College of Liberal Arts, Office of Cultural Diversity, Center for Ethics & Public Policy, and the Departments of Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology-Anthropology.

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