critical race theory

[ krit-i-kuhl reys-thee-uh-ree, theer-ee ]

  1. 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

Origin of critical race theory

First recorded in 1990–95
  • Sometimes Critical Race Theory .

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