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Author of 'White Racism' Textbook Comes to FGCU

FGCU Professor Ted Thornhill's office door
Rachel Iacovone
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WGCU
FGCU Professor Ted Thornhill's office door

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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RachelIacovoneis a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast LiveforWGCU News. Rachel came toWGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.
Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University.
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