a conceptual framework that considers the impact of historical laws and social structures on the present-day perpetuation of racial inequality: first used in legal analyses, and now applied in education, communication studies, and sociology. Abbreviation: CRT
- Sometimes Critical Race Theory .
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How to use critical race theory in a sentence
Loudoun school officials have repeatedly denied they are using or teaching critical race theory.Parents in Loudoun County, Va., file recall petition against school board member | Hannah Natanson | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Now, you start answering questions about critical race theory or vaccines and vaccine passports or stuff like that, and you lose people.The Trailer: Bring the troops home? Why the Afghanistan crisis isn’t reviving the GOP’s hawks. | David Weigel | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
There’s plenty more absurdity to lampoon, and plenty more reality to tackle, like adjunct labor and ongoing challenges to critical race theory.
Rather, the board voted to ban critical race theory from its curriculum.My Kids’ School Won’t Reinstate Masks Despite a Recent Surge in COVID Cases. Here’s What I Chose to Do. | by Nicole Carr | August 12, 2021 | ProPublica
All this — along with attacks on critical race theory — plainly serves to energize the base in service of that restoration sought by GOP donors and other right-wing economic interests to block the progressive advance.