According to Bonilla-Silva what does he mean by the terms “Race,” “Racial Structure” and “Racial Ideology”? What does Bonilla-Silva mean when he uses the term “colorblind racism”? How does he want us to understand individual racists? How might his structural approach alleviate the issue of “hunting for racists”?

Assignment Question

Answer the following 3 questions in a short paragraph with at least 1 source per paragraph.

1. According to Bonilla-Silva what does he mean by the terms “Race,” “Racial Structure” and “Racial Ideology”? What does Bonilla-Silva mean when he uses the term “colorblind racism”? How does he want us to understand individual racists? How might his structural approach alleviate the issue of “hunting for racists”?

2. What does Bonilla-Silva mean by the new racism? How has racism changed over time according to Bonilla-Silva? How has it stayed the same? Give an example of how racism has changed and give an example of how racism has stayed the same.

3. What are the central frames of colorblind racism? Explain how each frame works. Provide an example of how you see each one functioning in our society today. (do not use Bonilla-Silva’s examples)