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CNN talks to a scholar behind critical race theory, which 'seeks to understand inequality and racism in the US'

Critical race theory is in the news, now that school districts and even states are banning the teaching of CRT in public schools. But CRT is a hallmark achievement of the Left, so the signal went out for CNN to race in to explain what CRT is and is not — by talking to one of the scholars behind it. Sounds like a great way to get a balanced view.


CNN refers all questions to Kimberlé Crenshaw, a founding critical race theorist and a law professor who teaches at UCLA and Columbia University. Faith Karimi reports:

Critical race theorists believe that racism is an everyday experience for most people of color, and that a large part of society has no interest in doing away with it because it benefits White elites.

While the theory was started as a way to examine how laws and systems promote inequality, it has since expanded.

“Critical race theory attends not only to law’s transformative role which is often celebrated, but also to its role in establishing the very rights and privileges that legal reform was set to dismantle,” Crenshaw told CNN.

“Students in our universities are inundated with critical race theory. This is a Marxist doctrine holding that America is a wicked and racist nation, that even young children are complicit in oppression, and that our entire society must be radically transformed,” [President] Trump said.

For an article that’s supposed to tell us what critical race theory is, it’s a failure. “The term also became politicized and [has] been attacked by its critics as a Marxist ideology that’s a threat to the American way of life,” Karimi writes, never addressing in the piece the criticism that it’s a Marxist ideology. Is it?


We noticed they didn’t talk to celebrated scholar Ibram X. Kendi for some of his hot takes that reflect CRT as it is taught now.


You mean like how two plus two can actually equal five?

Is he suggesting CNN’s reporter talk to more than one person for a story? That sounds like journalism.

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