Author of 'White Racism' Textbook Comes to FGCU

Jan 24, 2018
Originally published on January 24, 2018 2:03 pm

The White Racism sociology course being taught at Florida Gulf Coast University this spring has made national headlines since the announcement of it being offered.

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The controversy surrounding the subject led many to question the course curriculum, including the required textbooks. The main one, chosen by the class' professor, Dr. Ted Thornhill, is "Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America" by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

Bonilla-Silva is the president of the American Sociological Association and a sociology professor himself at Duke University. He joins Gulf Coast Live to discuss the text being used in the White Racism class as well as his upcoming lecture, "The Continuing Significance of Color-Blind Racism in TrumpAmerica."

The speech will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday night in the Cohen Center Ballroom on FGCU's campus and is open to the public.

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