Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20) 3rd Edition
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"Without doubt this is the best introduction available to Critical Race Theory. The authors are inspirational writers who have shaped CRT from its inception to its present state as a global interdisciplinary movement of scholars and activists. CRT provides a radical and challenging perspective that reveals how racism shapes the everyday reality of the world; from law courts and prisons, to the economy, schools, media and health care." -- David Gillborn,Professor of Critical Race Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
About the Author
Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda and How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds.
Angela Harris is Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law.
- Publisher : NYU Press; 3rd edition (March 7, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 147980276X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1479802760
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.57 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But I was left wondering when they tackled the legitimate question of equality of opportunity versus equality of results, suggesting that the “human rights” approach has largely failed by focusing on opportunity instead of results. They did not even cite “entitlements” (another word for “rights”) like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which have been quite successful at producing good results across racial and ethnic lines. Nor did they cite how the language of blame rather than human rights has inflamed the culture wars with dire political consequences.
Nor did Delgado and Stefancic cite CRT-related controversies, such as the one at Evergreen College in 217 in Olympia, WA, which has now lost a quarter of its student body. Nor did they cite mainstream moral and legal critiques of CRT concepts like “microaggressions”, or of cultural critiques from knowledgeable but more conservative African American authors like McWhorter and Steele.
Nor were there any references to the numerous works that now document the history of oppression of the mainstream working class and underclass in ways that parallel that of African Americans, from the Deaton / Case studies of “deaths of despair” to Rev. Thandeka’s short history from a compassionate . African American perspective. The problem here is that certain racial terminologies identify all subgroups of the dominant cultural group with its ruling elites. This leads to the cultural and political alienation of those who are suffering or struggling despite being of the dominant ethnicity.
One of the most astonishing examples of the lack of historical perspective that sometimes pops up in CRT is the statement (p 64): “When we are tackling a structure as deeply embedded as race, radical measures are in order – otherwise the system merely swallows up the small improvements one has made, and everything goes back to the way it was.” In fact, it is precisely those “radical measures”, like the Civil War, which, unless planned with extraordinary care, lead to backlashes and setbacks, like Jim Crow segregation. Similarly, the riots and radical ideologies of the late 1960s ended the Civil Rights era, leading to the “law and order” backlash of mass incarceration, despite the enormous progress that has been made toward MLK’s project of “integration”. It is no accident that Rev. William Barber is carrying forward the MLK vision into a “third reconstruction”, with a renewed “Poor People’s Campaign”, while avoiding alienating CRT.
If you believe in this I feel bad for you, but If you want to see how crazy this is . I recommend it
As for what critical race theory rejects, this sentence from the book is accurate.
“Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and neutral principles of constitutional law.”
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The book is also a good read if you want to know what ideology underpins a lot of the current victim mentality. Fortunately, it is not convincing to people who have struggled in the real world to be successful.
The idea that the rest of the world owes you a living is a seductive one, but it does no one any good, except the well paid professors and activists who are pushing the “Theory,” and getting paid for it. It certainly does not help minorities.