Critical Race Theory – What in the World Is It?

Critical race theory is a body of legal scholarship and an academic movement of civil rights scholars and activists in the United States that seek to critically examine the intersection of race and US law in a way that is an evolving and malleable practice.

  • Janel George. “A Lesson Critical Race Theory,” American Bar Association. January 11, 2021.

  • African American Policy Forum is a think-tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-markers to promise efforts to dismantle structural inequity. They promise frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society.

  • They have a link tree resource list on critical race theory.

  • Support Ethnic Students Programs is a project of the NEA EdJustice that advocates to include voices and stories of diverse ethnicities that have contributed to the history and culture of the United States to prepare students for understanding and impacting our complex world.

  • TEACHING TOLERANCE/LEARNING FOR JUSTICELearning for Justice works with educators, schools, students and communities to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people.  They were started in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center under the name Teaching Tolerance.