Join us and dive into a presentation and discussion about Critical Race Theory facilitated by Dr. Lewis Brownlee.
To understand why Critical Race Theory has become such a flashpoint in public schools, it is important to understand what it is and what it is not. This is an academic term for a set of beliefs about race in America. Critical Race Theory has become a “catch-all” phrase among many people in our communities and is being falsely framed and positioned as Marxism and has created a strained divide. Critical Race Theory is not a racist ideology or practice but a way to challenge the notion that America is a land of equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. This theory is not new and strives to analyze patterns of inequality that exist, especially within our legal systems. However, there is a fundamental problem. These narratives about Critical Race Theory are gross embellishments of the theoretical framework. The broad brush that is being applied to Critical Race Theory is bewildering to scholars.