What is Critical Race Theory?

There’s so much misinformation and miscommunication about CRT going around that I decided to do some preliminary research. KY republicans are already making noises of how it’s so bad and are working on prefiling bills to prevent it being taught. The crazy thing is it’s not being considered to be taught in grade, middle or high school. What people want taught K-12 is simply the truth of our history, adding things like the real story of slavery, the real story of Tulsa, OK; Rosewood, FL; etc. It’s a good thing to have solid facts behind our arguments instead of having to rely simply on anger and emotion.

I’ve not read CRT yet, but am probably going to buy the booklet so I can answer the ignorant comments being made. I think we need to be getting this out there.

Here’s some information I’ve found so far:

Critical theory is a social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole. It differs from traditional theory, which focuses only on understanding or explaining society. (Bohman, James (2019), “Critical Theory”, in Zalta, Edward N. (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 ed.), Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, retrieved 27 November 2020

Critical race theory is a theoretical framework or set of perspectives by which structural and institutional racism may be examined. It developed as an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who sought to critically examine U.S. law as it intersects with issues of race in the U.S. and to challenge mainstream American liberal approaches to racial justice. CRT examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism in the United States and elsewhere in the world. [(Critical Race Theory Training Curriculum (freecoursesweb.com)]

From Critical Race Training in Higher Education: A free resource for parents and students concerned about the negative impact Critical Race Training has on education. Search our database of over 200 colleges and universities to learn more about Critical Race Training on campuses nationwide. (https://criticalrace.org/)

Editorial Comment: CRT is NOT what is really being discussed. CRT is intended for colleges and universities not for elementary, middle or high schools. What people are wanting taught in these is the TRUE HISTORY, not a white-washed version that leaves everything out.

🙂 Debby