[Blackstudies-l] What is critical race theory? Why is it important?

Maria Helena Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Jun 10 11:21:00 EDT 2021


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*Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important?*

Definitions
Key Scholars
Organizations/Journals
Curriculum
Black Studies
Controversy

*Definitions*

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory
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A guide to critical race theory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDu_VUpoJ8
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*Key Scholars*

Derrick Bell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Bell
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVy8w0Sz9LY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zYD1q8B30
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Kimberle Crenshaw
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNKbGFoYC1Q
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Richard Delgado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Delgado
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-1fEHVA4U
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Patricia Williams
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_J._Williams
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUtgmOHgpCQ
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*Organizations/Journals*

American Bar Association
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/civil-rights-reimagining-policing/a-lesson-on-critical-race-theory/
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Critical Race Studies in Education Association
https://www.crsea.org/
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Education Week
https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05
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Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/CRI
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Equity and Excellence in Education
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/713845285
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American Behavioral Scientist
https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/abs/63/13
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Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/mcrp-journal/
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*Curriculum*

National map of course locations
https://criticalrace.org/
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Brown
https://blogs.brown.edu/amst-2220j-s01-2017-fall/
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Columbia
https://www.law.columbia.edu/academics/courses/27030
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Harvard
https://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/default.aspx?o=76762
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Stanford
https://law.stanford.edu/courses/critical-race-theory/
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*Black Studies*

Penn State
https://afam.la.psu.edu/people/areas-of-specialization/critical-race-theory
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University of the West Indies
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi8leH5rIjxAhWUbs0KHW6qC7Q4ChAWMAF6BAgUEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cavehill.uwi.edu%2Ffhe%2Fhistphil%2Fchips%2Farchives%2F2008%2Fdocs%2Fparker2008.aspx&usg=AOvVaw1DOTsbkjtHIlblfMJCxrZ
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Warren Wilson College
https://www.warren-wilson.edu/programs/africana-studies/
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*The Controversy*

National Public Radio
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1001055828/the-brewing-political-battle-over-critical-race-theory
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The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/05/gops-critical-race-theory-fixation-explained/618828/
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Michigan State University
https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/ask-the-expert-critical-race-theory-attack-in-schools
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Portside
https://portside.org/2021-06-07/how-critical-race-theory-became-new-conservative-bogeyman
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