Critical race theory
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Critical race theory (CRT) is a graduate-level academic and legal framework which explores how laws, policies, and procedures function to produce racial inequality. It emerged in the 1980s from a group of legal scholars trying to answer the question of why substantive racial inequality continued to be a problem even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 erased formal legal inequality between racial groups.
as a fear-label
main article: /fear-label
Right-wing political actors began inaccurately using CRT in 2021 as a fear-label to suppress teaching of essentially anything that has to do with the continuing existence and effects of racism in the United States.
- Conservapedia «is a radical ideology asserting that races can be put into different categories: That white people are the opressor and black people and minorities are the opressed.» (sic) Just no. That is not what it is. Wrong. You get an F, even without the bad spelling.
- RationalWiki «is an analysis of how society views race and how it intersects with systemic institutions in the United States.»