Do they understand what it means?

It is Salon and the Times that are guilty of “mischaracterization” (not to mention Bill Maher and CNN). The conservative critique of Critical Race Theory not only targets CRT’s racial obsessions but also worries that CRT suggests our entire constitutional and legal order — including, and especially, the civil rights movement — is fatally flawed. That is a fundamental challenge to American democracy as we know it, left or right — which is precisely why Bell, and former community organizer Obama, found CRT so compelling, and worth teaching.