The perfect cover to continue creating racists: debate over Critical Race Theory

But opponents of CRT have reconstructed its meaning to frame it as reverse racism. To understand the cyclical nature of this backlash, Crenshaw urges us to revisit history, back to the end of enslavement when it was argued that giving African Americans equal rights would take something away from white people. Today, this idea manifests itself as an argument that incorporating CRT into the curriculum would make white students “feel bad” because it reveals to them the racist history of their ancestors, and frames their white identity as that of an oppressor. This double standard is emphasized in the lack of concern for African American students who receive no acknowledgment in the curriculum of the systemic biases they face every day.
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