CriticalRace.org is a resource for parents and students concerned about how Critical Race Theory, and implementation of Critical Race Training, impacts education. We have compiled the most comprehensive database to empower parents and students.
We have researched and documented Critical Race Training in over 200 colleges and universities in the United States. The website explains Critical Race Theory itself and provides resources to learn more. Additionally, it allows users to look up the steps their school has taken to mandate Critical Race Training in different parts of the college experience, from changing academic codes of conduct to funding “equity” projects.
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In order to understand the problem of Critical Race Training in Higher Education, parents and students need to understand what Critical Race Theory is and how it is implemented. As discussed below, Critical Race Theory is not the traditional civil rights movement, which sought to provide equal opportunity and dignity without regard to race. Rather, Critical Race Theory, and the training to implement it, is a radical ideology that focuses on race as the key to understanding society, and objectifies people based on race.
What is Critical Race Theory?
An outgrowth of the European Marxist school of critical theory, critical race theory is an academic movement which seeks to link racism, race, and power. Unlike the Civil Rights movement, which sought to work within the structures of American democracy, critical race theorists challenge the very foundations of the liberal order, such as rationalism, constitutional law, and legal reasoning. Critical race theorists argue that American social life, political structures, and economic systems are founded upon race, which (in their view) is a social construct.
Systemic racism, in the eyes of critical race theorists, stems from the dominance of race in American life. Critical race theorists and anti-racist advocates argue that, because race is a predominant part of American life, racism itself has become internalized into the American conscious. It is because of this, they argue, that there have been significantly different legal and economic outcomes between different racial groups.
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Explore the links below to learn more about Critical Race Theory, rebuttals to Critical Race Theory, and how it has expanded beyond higher education.
Max Eden – Author, Editor, and Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
“A Divisive, Historically Dubious Curriculum” (City Journal)
“Critical Race Theory in American Classrooms” (City Journal)
“Racial Resentment As Pedagogy” (City Journal)
“Smashing ‘Whiteness’ in the Classroom” (City Journal)
“States Can Reject Critical Race Theory” (City Journal)
Coleman Hughes – City Journal Contributing Editor and Fellow, Manhattan Institute
“A Better Anti-Racism” (Persuasion)
“Affirmative Action: Towards a Coherent Debate” (University of Chicago Law Review)
“How to Be an Anti-Intellectual” (City Journal)
“Reflections on Intersectionality” (Quillette)
“The Case for Black Optimism” (Quillette)
James Lindsay – “New Discourses”
Professor Glenn C. Loury – Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Brown University
“Conservative Conversations with ISI: Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes” (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
“Glenn Loury on Race, Equality & Cancel Culture” (Providence Magazine)
“Watch Glenn Loury Call ‘Anti-Racism’s’ Bluff” (Federalist)
“Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?: Culture, Causation, and Responsibility” (Manhattan Institute)
“When Black Lives Matter” (Horizons: Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development)
Professor John H. McWhorter – American Linguist, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
“Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion” (Daily Beast)
“Anti-Racism: The Solution Or Part Of The Problem” (American Public Square)
“The Better of the Two Big Antiracism Bestsellers” (Education Next)
Professor Wilfred Reilly – Political scientist, Kentucky State University
“The Effect of Racial Status and Other Core Characteristics on Collective Self-Esteem A Quantitative Test of Divergent Theories of Identity Valuation” (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
“Extreme ‘Wokeness’ Holds Lefty Economic Progress Back” (Real Clear Markets)
“Why Woke History Is Not the Answer” (Real Clear Policy)
Christopher F. Rufo – Director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty at Discovery Institute, Writer at City Journal, and Filmmaker
“Burn It Down” (City Journal)
“Defending American Values, and History” (City Journal)
“Teaching Hate” (City Journal)
“The Truth About Critical Race Theory” (Wall Street Journal)
Wesley Yang – Author of “The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays”
“The Emperor’s Woke Clothes” (Tablet Magazine)
“Microaggressions” (Tablet Magazine)
“Race Quotas and Class Privilege at Harvard” (Tablet Magazine)
“We Out Here” (Harpers Magazine)
“Critical Race Theory” (“The Bridge”, Harvard University)
“Critical Race Theory” (First Amendment Encyclopedia)
“Is Critical Race Theory Racist?” (Imaginative Conservative)
“What’s Wrong with Critical Race Theory: Reopening the Case for Middle Class Values” (Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy)
“Where Have the Honest Liberals Gone?” (Wall Street Journal)
Legal Insurrection Foundation
“How Critical Race Training Is Harming Higher Ed.” (Highlights)
“How Critical Race Training Is Harming Higher Ed.” (Full Event)