Reviewing the book, Kel Munger from the Sacramento News and Review states that "Tim Wise dismantles the myth that full equality has been won and the playing field is level with hard facts, citing studies that have shown the persistence of institutional racism and white racial preference in all areas, including employment, education and health care." In another review from AnnArbor.com, La'Ron Williams highlights Wise's attempts at addressing contemporary concerns: "Focusing on disparities in four key areas--employment, education, healthcare, and housing--and drawing upon a wide range of academic studies, Wise pulls back the veil from the face of contemporary 'invisible' racism. He also, simultaneously, points out the ways that so-called 'colorblind' social policies--those which are based on programs meant to 'lift all boats' by raising the overall economic water level for working class and poor people--will actually worsen the problems of racial injustice."
- "Still no level field - Book Reviews - Arts&Culture - July 22, 2010 - Sacramento News & Review". Newsreview.com. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- "'Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity' by Tim Wise". Annarbor.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2012-09-29.