Critical Race Theory
"Critical Race Theory looks beyond individual acts of racism and bigotry and instead grapples with the structures and histories that have embedded racism into law and more broadly into society. Developed by a diverse group of anti-racist legal scholars in the 70s and 80s, Critical Race Theory is a practice, a way of seeing connections between America's racial history and present-day inequality. We can't fight for racial justice if we can't see, speak, and learn about racial injustice."
The Critical Race Theory assemblage sits in gratitude of the African American Policy Forum’s 2021 Critical Race Theory Summer School and Johns Hopkin’s anti-racist faculty. This assemblage is by no means conclusive; more to the point, it is only a beginning – an opening. We encourage you to imagine and to share other aesthetics, philosophies, and songs that speak to its matter.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY ASSEMBLAGE
What is Critical Race Theory? Why is it at the center of national US educational censorship efforts?
In short, Critical Race Theory is a lens that Harvard law students, such as Derrick Bell and Kimberlé Crenshaw, developed to interrogate the ways in which racism is embedded in the law. As Crenshaw describes:
This assemblage is by no means exhaustive; more to the point, it is only a beginning – an opening. We encourage you to imagine and to share other aesthetics, philosophies, and songs that speak to its matter.