Toward a critical understanding of gendered color-blind racism within the u.s. welfare institution

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Abstract

Over the past 100 years, sociologists have been exploring and debating the components, origins, and effects of racism in every social institution in the United States. Although scholars have studied the structural racism inherent in the institution of welfare, no sociologist has fully applied a critical framework to understand the contemporary manifestations of gendered color-blind racism within the institution. This article combines Bonilla-Silva's theory of color-blind racism with Hill-Collins's concept of controlling images to advance the framework of gendered color-blind racism that can help to critically examine and understand the experiences of Black women within the social welfare system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-652
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Black Studies
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Color-blind racism
  • Critical race theory
  • Intersectional theory
  • Welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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