Are the Americas 'sick with racism' or is it a problem at the poles? A reply to Christina A. Sue


Journal Article

Christina A. Sue commented on my 2004 article in Ethnic and Racial Studies on the Latin Americanization of racial stratification in the USA. Almost all her observations hinge on the assumption that racial stratification in Latin American countries is fundamentally structured around 'two racial poles'. I disagree with her and in my reply do three things. First, I address three major claims or issues in her comment. Second, I point out some methodological limitations of American-centred race analysis in Latin America. Third, I conclude by discussing briefly the Obama phenomenon and suggest this event fits in many ways my Latin Americanization thesis. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bonilla-Silva, E

Published Date

  • July 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1071 - 1082

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-4356

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0141-9870

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01419870902883536

Citation Source

  • Scopus