Critical Race Theory

Rollock, Nicola and Dixson, Adrienne. 2016. Critical Race Theory. In: Nancy Naples, ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [Book Section]

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Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a body of scholarship steeped in radical activism that seeks to explore and challenge the prevalence of racial inequality in society. Central to CRT is the understanding that race and racism are the product of social thought and power relations. Racism is understood to operate through structures and assumptions that appear entirely normal and unremarkable to most people in society. Scholars of CRT work, therefore, to challenge and expose dominant narratives of race that permit and legitimise the existence of racism.

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intersectionality, whiteness , race inequality, racism

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Educational Studies



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16 Jul 2018 11:20

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