Baruch College Welcomes Duke University Professor Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva To Present:

“Explaining Trayvon Martin’s Death, Explaining Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ America”

NEW YORK, NY- March 26, 2014 – Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences invites you to a talk with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva on Thursday, April 24at 12:45 p.m.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University. Professor Bonilla-Silva gained visibility in the social sciences with his 1997 American Sociological Review article, “Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation,” where he challenged social analysts to analyze racial matters from a structural perspective rather than from the sterile prejudice perspective. His most recent television appearance was on the PBS election special, Race 2012. He has written several books, including White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (co-winner of the 2002 Oliver Cox Award given by the American Sociological Association) and Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2004 Choice Award). Bonilla-Silva received the 2004 Lewis Coser Award for Theoretical-Agenda Setting and the 2011 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award given by the American Sociological Association.


WHAT:           Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva presents lecture and discussion:

“Explaining Trayvon Martin’s Death, Explaining Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ America”

WHEN:           Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Baruch College Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave at 24th Street
Room 3-165

SPONSORS: Weissman Collaborative Faculty Grant, Professor Angie Beeman (Sociology and Anthropology), Professor Kenneth Guest (Sociology and Anthropology), and Professor Tshombe Miles (Black and Latino Studies).




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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