RETHINKING RACISM: TOWARD A STRUCTURAL INTERPRETATION *

@article{BonillaSilva1997RETHINKINGRT,
  title={RETHINKING RACISM: TOWARD A STRUCTURAL INTERPRETATION *},
  author={Eduardo Bonilla-Silva},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={62},
  pages={465-480}
}
The study of race and ethnic conflict historically has been hampered by inadequate and simplistic theories. I contend that the central problem of the various approaches to the study of racial phenomena is their lack of a structural theory of racism. I review traditional approaches and alternative approaches to the study of racism, and discuss their limitations. Following the leads suggested by some of the alternative frameworks, I advance a structural theory of racism based on the notion of… 

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