Critical Race Theory is NOT being taught in schools.

Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools. It is not being taught in social studies, civics or history class. To even encounter CRT, you most likely need to have graduated from high school and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program that has something to do with law.

What is Critical Race Theory?

Critical race theory is an intellectual movement and a framework of legal analysis according to which (1) race is a culturally invented category used to oppress people of colour and (2) the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, political, and economic inequalities between white and nonwhite people.

Why was critical race theory developed?

Critical race theory developed in the 1970s as an effort by activists and legal scholars to understand why the U.S. civil rights movement had lost momentum and was in danger of being reversed. Their approach emphasized general and systemic features of the legal system that served to perpetuate race-based oppression and white privilege.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (n. d.)

That’s it.

Plain and simple people.

No one is presenting anyone’s third grader with texts expounding on graduate level legal theory.

That’s not happening.

It’s not a thing.

Now, the right leaning talking heads have gone out of their way to create a boogeyman out of CRT, when they don’t know what it is. Even though, we live in the age of the internet, making it is very easy to navigate to a reputable source, and look it up, no one seems to do that. Very few people research anything anymore.

The truth of the matter is that people, and mostly white people, are afraid that their children will learn about that institutional and systemic racism that exists in this country. They are afraid that their children will learn that the forefathers of this country wrote that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, actually meant that all white…

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