Are Blacks color blind too? An interview-based analysis of Black Detroiters' racial views


Journal Article

Although the survey community almost unanimously agrees that Blacks and Whites have vastly different views on central matters, few qualitative studies have validated this claim. Thus, in this study we examine Blacks' views with interview data from the Detroit Area Study (1998). Specifically, we assess whether Blacks use the frames of color blind racism-the dominant ideology of the post-civil rights era-to articulate their positions on racial issues. The data suggests that although few Blacks are directly affected by the frames of color blindness, these frames have shaped the argumentative terrain in which they battle, blurred their views on many issues, and blunted the oppositional character of their counter views. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bonilla-Silva, E; Embrick, DG

Published Date

  • December 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 67

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1090-9524

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1090-9524(02)00034-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus