PERSPECTIVES: Professor Explains Critical Race Theory and Why It is Important

Prof. Ted Thornhill, Florida Gulf Coast University: “According to Critical Race Theory, racism doesn’t simply reside in the heart and mind, but in law and policy. Further, racism is understood as a constituent element of U.S. society, not an aberration. Therefore, it encourages us to dispense with the tired “few bad apples” and “isolated incidents” tropes that many whites and more than a few confused people of color parrot out to deny the systemic nature of racism. Another central feature of CRT is the importance of counternarratives and story-telling to give voice to the experiences of the racially minoritized.” Read more here.

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