Critical Race Theory: Untangling the red-baiting from sincere questions and directions

“…One of the most important lessons of studying the human experience in the  past…is to learn how to recognize what is so called ‘natural’ versus what is the social construct…”- Elliott Kim


Topics:  Race,  Critical  Race Theory, Law,  Anthropology, History
Title : Critical Race Theory: Untangling the red-baiting from sincere questions and directions
Participants:   Elliott Kim, Public Historian, Educator, Writer
Publish Date: 08/06/21
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Discussion Topics:

  • What are questions, thoughts and directions that we carry around regarding  Critical  Race  Theory ( CRT)?
  • What did you think  when #45 used the  term  Critical  Race Theory?
  • Should you be worried about a ban on teaching Critical Race theory, if you teach History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and or Education classes?
  • What is Critical Race Theory?
  • Is the present red-baiting of Critical Race Theory an updated form of 1950’s McCarthyism?
  • How do you enforce a ban on a theory?
  • What is the most accurate definition of Critical Race Theory?
  • How does theory provide an understanding and or explanation to the world we inhabit?
  • Why is the legal context important to understand Critical Race Theory?
  • What is the institutional nature of race and racism?
  • Where does the concept of Law come from?
  • Why does Critical Race Theory emerge from a law school context?
  • Did  W.E.B Dubois use Critical Race Theory?
  • How does the Law convert the arbitrary into the natural?
  • When and how does the social construction of race become real?
  • Was the U.S. Constitution built to uphold racial inequality?
  • At what point have we naturalized our divides through the legal implant?

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