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Critical Race Theory

[ krit-i-kuhl reys-thee-uh-ree, theer-ee ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈreɪs ˌθi ə ri, ˌθɪər i /
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noun

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

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Origin of Critical Race Theory

First recorded in 1990–95
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