So What is critical race theory and why is it under attack? This Education Week interpreter offers a definitive perspective on CRT and will be a place to start. In addition to the helpful definition, the part covers the history of the debate and is an equally accessible primer for the general public and experts.
When I want to know more about something — anything — I never start with politicians or tabloid news (unless I’m sickly curious about how they’re turning an issue around for their own benefit). I am starting with a carefully verified nonprofit, staff, teachers, and educational institution that has shown a clear investment in the study, understanding, and teaching of the subjects of my interest ক্ষেত্রে in this case, critical racist theory and anti-racism.
Learn and Learn: Anti-Racism Resource Guide A resource published by the Chicago School of Art Institute. This outlet offers multimedia lessons, complete with video lectures by scholars Keith Stanley Brooks And Gloria Ladson-Billings, And ends with such thought-provoking reflective questions as “racism and racial classification continue unchallenged. Why haven’t things changed?”
Finally, Including Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Purdue Online Writing Lab offers an accessible discussion of the history of CRT and includes a comprehensive reference list for those interested in books on the subject.
Conversation about race
Once a definition is reached, it always helps to learn more about how to productively discuss scapegoats and thorny issues for political gain. In my own work as an educator, I have often turned around Ethnic equity tools To improve my thinking and teaching. This non-profit organization offers a course of basic and theoretical discussions about race, which is categorized under anti-racism, critical race theory, racial capitalism, racial identity development, and targeted universality.
Multimedia / visual tools
When I was teaching a course on race, racism and ethnic identity, one of my students discovered the University of Virginia Ethnic dot map, A tool that allows users to assess the ethnic population perspective of a given location, including Ethnic and racial discrimination in state prisons. This interactive resource was created by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and added a great deal to our understanding of the nationalization of geography.
For those who like movies, An illusion force A three-part PBS documentary that challenges people’s understanding of race. According to John Powell, a law professor at UC Berkeley, “Although race, as a biological concept, is an illusion, racism is a sociological fact… the film helps people see that it is not just a concept; It is engraved in our schools, in our churches, in our neighborhoods and in our residences. And it is engraved the way we see each other “(as quoted An interview with PBS)
Finally, Code switch A popular podcast published by NPR that deals frankly with race and racism. Code Switch is my personal favorite source on how to talk about the smart and current race, but also to keep up with the ever-evolving language around the race as a senior producer and co-host. Shereen Marisol MerajiOf Discussion of old labels, words and phrases that continue to be assigned to people not identified as white.
Opportunity for activism
As I have taught my students, it is not enough to learn about critical race theory, race, racism, and how we all stand in this nation’s racist past. Action is often called for, and I encourage students to make donations and contributions that are consistent with themselves and their goals.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture A great resource for those who want to learn more about race and current conversation, but also for those who are ready to take action. According to the museum’s website, it is “the only national museum dedicated exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture.” Curators have compiled an extensive multimodal curriculum entitled Talk about race Which is conveniently divided into discussions on individual, interpersonal and institutional forms of racism and how to work towards anti-racist change at all levels of society. This resource encourages “question frames of the mind” and includes such provocative questions as “Why do you want to be anti-racist?” Reflect the choices you make in your daily life (e.g., who you relate to, what media you follow, where you shop). How do these choices reflect racism? Abraham X own, Author of groundbreaking and popular books How to be an antiracist, And Staff and Speaker Verna Myers.